The Color Purple coming to Brampton

The Broadway smash theatrical production, The Color Purple, will be performed in an exclusive and limited run in Brampton next month as part of its first North American tour.

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Color Purple opened on December 1, 2005 at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for over two years. The play is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Stephen Spielberg. It is an inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her place in the world.

The play’s exploration of universal themes, such as hope and the healing power of love, in addition to its Grammy-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, have earned critical acclaim.

As on Broadway, the first North American tour of The Color Purple is directed by Gary Griffin. The play features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd.

The tour also features a distinguished team of producers, including Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

The Color Purple will be performed at the Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, from Tuesday, May 18 to Saturday, May 22 at 8 p.m., May 22 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $90, $100, $110.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 905-874-2800, buy online at www.rosetheatre.ca, or visit the theatre box office at the Rose Theatre Brampton.

For more information, visit www.colorpurple.com.

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