The North American tour of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple is set to begin performances October 7 in Schenectady, New York, at the Proctors Theatre before celebrating its official opening October 17 in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Hippodrome Theatre.
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony and Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Tony-winning director and scenic designer John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) recreates his work for the national tour, with costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and wig and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe.
Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks as Celie, Carla R. Stewart as Shug Avery, and Carrie Compere as Sofia.
Flip through photos of the rehearsal below: