The Houston Premiere of the Tony-Award Winning National Tour of The Color Purple comes to Hobby Center

Dates for Broadway at The Hobby Center’s production, The Color Purple, are set for January 9-14, 2018 

Based on the 1982 novel by the same name by Alice Walker, this musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis, follows the journey of  Celie, an African-American woman in the South from the early to mid-20th century.

The original Broadway production, which ran from 2005-2008, earned 11 Tony Award nominations in 2006. In 2015, an acclaimed Broadway revival opened therefore winning two 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

Directed by Tony winner, John Doyle, The Color Purple is hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” by The Hollywood Reporter.

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” 

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photos courtesy of Broadway at the Hobby Center