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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 ›

JTP’s Production of “The Color Purple” Entrances

Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction-winning novel The Color Purple.” was soon adapted to film. Re-adapted as a musical in 2004, with book by Marsha Norman music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple: The Musical has played around the country and elsewhere ever… Read More ›