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The cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Bianca Horn, Carrie Compere, Carla R. Stewart, Adrianna Hicks, Erica Durham, Angela Birchett, and Brit West (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Color Purple Never Fades — It’s a Smash Hit at the Durham Performing Arts Center!

The 2017-18 North American tour of the Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple: The Musical opened to a sell-out crowd last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the cast cracked the walls with their stellar performances. It’s a bonafide smash hit and a revival that’s almost better than the original!… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Color Purple on April 3-8

The Color Purple at DPAC Relies on the Strength of the Story and Its Characters

The Color Purple is one of those stories that is so powerful that it is made into multiple incarnations. It started as a novel in 1982, was made into an award-winning film in 1985, found itself gracing the stage as a musical, and is now being shown as a revival performance at Durham Performing Arts… Read More ›

The North American tour cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Carla R. Stewart as Shug Avery, Adrianna Hicks as Celie, and Carrie Compere as Sofia (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Sympathy for The Devil? The Color Purple’s Gavin Gregory Makes the Case for "Mister"

The bodacious 2017-18 North American tour of The Color Purple: The Musical, based on the musical’s Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival, produced by TROIKA Entertainment, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD et al., and brilliantly reimagined by 65-year-old Scottish director, choreographer, and set designer John Doyle, will roar into the Durham Performing Arts Center for eight high-octane… Read More ›

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Phantom of the Opera Thrills and Chills Theatergoers at DPAC

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved The Phantom of the Opera is onstage now at Durham Performing Arts Center under the direction of Laurence Connor. And, whether one has seen the show countless times before or is a newcomer to the classic story, this production is definitely one to watch. For those not familiar with the story,… Read More ›

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares star as The Phantom and Christine in the current tour of The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Phantom of the Opera, Playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center Through March 11th, Is a Thrilling Theater Event That You Have to See to Believe

This past Friday, the bitterly cold night and 40 mph wind gusts that cancelled flights out of RDU did not deter the couple thousand brave and lucky souls who flocked to the Durham Performing Arts Center to see Cameron Mackintosh’s awe-inspiring new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway musical,… Read More ›