The ongoing Broadway in Richmond series presents THE COLOR PURPLE at The Landmark Theater. Opening on Friday, January 28, 2011 and running through Sunday, January 31, 2011, with evening performances and two matinees, this musical showcases the unforgettable and inspiring tale of Celie, the female lead. Soaring over adversity and oppression and uncovering her own strength, Celie and the characters of THE COLOR PURPLE tell the powerful, timeless story of the healing power of love.
Passion runs deep in this saga depicting the strength of black women in rural Georgia during the first half of the 20th century. The marvelous score of this musical, features gospel, jazz, pop and blues, and was nominated for a GRAMMY®. It is sure to have your fingers snapping and your toes tapping carrying your spirit from quiet moments of desperation to exalting moments of freedom and triumph. Sights and Sounds from THE COLOR PURPLE.
THE COLOR PURPLE, the musical adaptation of the film version, opened in December 2005 at The Broadway Theatre in New York City. Broadway’s musical adaptation opened twenty years after the film starring Whoopie Goldberg, as Celie, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards – winning none after igniting controversy with some critics calling it the best picture of the year; others concerned with the depiction of the black male as abusive and disloyal. The Broadway production ended in February 2008, ending a 27-month run. Now on national tour with a touring cast, this Broadway musical is coming to Richmond, Virginia.
THE COLOR PURPLE, the novel, was written by Alice Walker and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983, as well as the National Book Award. According to the American Library Association, it is among “the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000 – 2010.”
THE COLOR PURPLE is bound to stir your soul with its thought-provoking subject matter and content. It’s a sure-hit, not to be missed!
Make it a very special evening, by dining out at one of Richmond’s eclectic neighborhood restaurants and treating yourself to an overnight at the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast – just three blocks from the Landmark!