With a fresh, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable, intensely moving musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Oscar-nominated film. The New York Times calls it “exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling.” This stirring family chronicle–a young woman’s epic journey through joy, despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love–leaves its mark on the soul.
Note: Based on the 1982 Alice Walker novel, The Color Purple tells the story of fourteen-year-old Celie and her life growing up as an African American woman in rural Georgia in the 1930s. Abused by her father, a victim of incest, married off without her consent to a physically and emotionally abusive husband, and separated from her sister and children, Celie perseveres through it all to discover her inner strength and true value.