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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 ›

During the Paris Uprising of 1832, Phoenix Best (center) as Éponine and Matt Shingledecker and Joshua Grosso as student revolutionaries Enjolras and Marius sing "One Day More" as they prepare to man the barricades (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Les Misérables at DPAC Will Breathe New, Glorious Life into Victor Hugo’s Larger-Than-Life Characters

On Jan. 30-Feb. 4, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight heart-tugging performances of the North American Tour of the brilliantly reimagined 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Misérables, sans its trademark turntable set but replete with a host of unforgettable characters from French novelist, poet, and dramatist Victor Hugo’s epic 1862 historical novel and… Read More ›

On Your Feet! stars Christie Prades, who is shown here with Adriel Flete (photo © by Matthew Murphy)

On Your Feet! at DPAC Combines Infectious Latin Rhythms with Hot-Hot-Hot-Dancing and a Heartwarming Story

On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical opened last night at the Durham Performing Arts Center to frigid weather and an almost full house, and the show and performers did their best to keep the audience warm with infectious music and hot-hot-hot dancing, as well as the heartwarming story of Emilio Estefan Jr…. Read More ›