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Stars (from left) are Lenne Klingaman, Desi Oakley, and Charity Angél Dawson (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Waitress Women Command Center Stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center May 1-6

With an all-female creative team that includes the singer-songwriter and six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (who created the original music and lyrics), Adrienne Shelly (screenwriter for the 2007 film), Jessie Nelson (who created the book for the Broadway musical), Lorin Latarro (choreographer), and Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (director), the Broadway hit Waitress the Musical… Read More ›

The cast of the National Tour of Waitress the Musical, playing May 1-6 at DPAC, includes (from left) Charity Angél Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman (photo by Joan Marcus)

Female-Led Creative Team Transforms Waitress the Movie into Waitress the Hit Broadway Musical, Which Plays May 1-6 at DPAC

Waitress the Musical, which will play eight performances on May 1-6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s ultra-crowding-pleasing 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series, made Broadway history on April 24, 2016, when it opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, with women occupying all four top positions on its creative team: director, choreographer, composer,… Read More ›

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 ›