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The Color Purple North American Tour Will Come to Ruth Eckerd Hall Nov 24 - 29

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The Color PurpleThe North American tour of The Color Purple: The Musical About Love, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders, will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall for eight performances. The Color Purple will run from November 24th to November 29th.

The Color Purple, based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, tells the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world. The Color Purple opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record-breaking years, and was Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, The Color Purple is about hope and the healing power of love. 

Michael Kuchwara, the Associated Press described The Color Purple as “a Roof-Raising story of triumph.”  And Richard Corliss of Time Magazine said, “[it is] a soaring, epic tale.  It made a joyful noise in my heart.”  Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, “Pure heart!  It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!” 

The North American Tour of The Color Purple is directed by Gary Griffin, the director of the original Broadway production. The Color Purple features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd.  The original creative team of Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), Jonathan Tunick (orchestrations) and Kevin Stites (Music Supervisor) was reunited for the tour.

The first North American Tour is produced by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones, Creative Battery, Anna Fantaci & Cheryl Lachowicz, Independent Presenters Network, Lowy Family Group, Stephanie McClelland, Gary Winnick, Jan Kallish, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Asnes & Adam Zotovich and Todd Johnson.

The Color Purple will be at Ruth Eckerd Hall on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 24 at 8 pm
Wednesday, November 25 at 2 & 8 pm
Friday, November 27 at 2 & 8 pm
Saturday, November 28 at 2 & 8 pm
Sunday, November 29 at 3 pm
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