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Tony Award-Winning Broadway Revival of “The Color Purple” to be Performed at The Smith Center April 24-29

February 23, 2018 by  

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Revival of "The Color Purple" to be Performed at The Smith Center April 24-29
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple will go on sale March 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the Box Office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave or by visiting TheSmithCenter.com (Pictured: Kyle Scatliffe and Carrie Compere in The Color Purple on Broadway – Photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

Carrie Compere and company in "The Color Purple" on Broadway

Carrie Compere and company in “The Color Purple” on Broadway

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent – Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear MeShrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia.

Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple on Broadway

Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple on Broadway

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

They will be joined by Gavin Gregory (The Color Purple – Revival, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess) as Mister, N’Jameh Camara (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation) as Nettie, J. Daughtry (The Color Purple – Revival, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Harpo, along with Darnell AbrahamAmar AtkinsKyle E. BairdAngela BirchettJared DixonErica DurhamBianca HornGabrielle ReidC.E. SmithClyde VoceNyla WatsonJ.D. WebsterBrit WestNikisha Williams and Michael Wordly.

Based on the Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony- and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda RussellAllee Willis and Stephen Bray. Tony Award-winning director and scenic designer John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) recreates his award winning work for the national tour, alongside costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Dan Moses Schreier and wig & hair design by Charles G. LaPointe.

The revival of The Color Purple opened to great acclaim in summer 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, followed by a Broadway bow on November 10, 2015 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The Color Purple went on to win two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy. The Color Purple played 483 performances on Broadway, closing on January 8, 2017.

For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

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