Color Purple Broadway Box Office Opens Today! | Playbill

News Color Purple Broadway Box Office Opens Today! The Broadway revival of the musical The Color Purple, starring Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo, opens its box office at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre at 10 AM Oct. 6.

The production begins previews Nov. 10 at the Jacobs Theatre. Opening night is set for Dec. 10.

Tickets have been on sale online at and, but theatregoers will be able to walk up and buy tickets in person at the Jacobs ticket window at 242 West 45th Street in New York.

Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a young woman who overcomes oppression and violence in her own home to discover her true self, The Color Purple features Grammy, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Hudson as Shug opposite Erivo, star of John Doyle’s acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production in London, as Celie, and "Orange is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks as Sofia. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts.

Also in the cast: Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Joaquina Kalukango as Nettie and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo.

Hudson and Erivo previously recorded a video of themselves singing the title song for Entertainment Weekly and People magazine. It shows them together in a recording studio, intercut with clips from the show. Click here to view the video.

Hudson previously released a video of her performance of the song "Too Beautiful for Words."

Watch her singing here:


Click here to download the complete track of "Too Beautiful for Words" free.

The musical, which was first seen on Broadway in 2005, was adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

This pared-down revival was first seen at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, directed and designed by Tony winner Doyle (The Visit, Sweeney Todd, Company), who will recreate that production on Broadway. The show has scenic design by Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Gregory Clarke, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, music supervision by Catherine Jayes, music direction by Jason Michael Webb and casting by Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA.


The Color Purple is produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa, Caiola Productions, James Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert, Candy Spelling, Adam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris Berchard, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Tanya Link Productions, Jam Theatricals, Adam S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network.

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