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Broadway Philadelphia

The Color Purple

Dec 12, 2017
Dec 17, 2017




The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart"(The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times) directed by Tony Award® winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. It's the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever." Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!



The Color Purple is recommended for ages 12 and older. 

The Kimmel Center provides parental guidelines to help parents make informed decisions when bringing young people to performances. These are recommendations- you are the expert in deciding what your children should see and know best how to help them enjoy their theatergoing experience. Every guest, regardless of age, must have a ticket; babes-in-arms are not admitted to any performance.


The Color Purple is 2 hours and 25 minutes (1 intermission).

Single tickets for The Color Purple are sold via Telecharge online or at 800-872-8997.

The American Sign Language Interpretation and Audio Description performance of The Color Purple is Friday, December 15th at 8:00pm. 

"YEAR'S BEST!" – The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly

"Give thanks, children of Broadway, and throw in a hearty hallelujah." – The New York Times

"A miracle on Broadway." – The New York Times

"A GLORY to BEHOLD!" – The New York Times

"One of the greatest revivals ever." – New York Magazine

"My spirit was profoundly moved." – Los Angeles Times

"It floors you. A direct hit to the heart, mind and gut." – The Hollywood Reporter

"A revelatory production directed by John Doyle." – Chicago Tribune

"Bolder, brighter, deeper than ever." – Daily News

"One of the great triumphs of the Broadway season." – Deadline

"You'll emerge uplifted and wiping tears from your eyes." – USA Today

"Transcendent and transformative." – Los Angeles Times

"A heavenly constellation of talent." – Los Angeles Times

Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut St,

Philadelphia, PA

Run Time: 2 Hours and 25 Minutes
Intermissions: 1



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