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Casting Confirmed for L.A. Engagement of ‘The Color Purple’

The North American tour of The Color Purple. Photo by Matthew Murphy 2017

*LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, May 23, 2018) – THE COLOR PURPLE, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival, will make its L.A. Premiere beginning next week at Hollywood Pantages Theatre, playing three weeks only; May 29 – June 17, 2018. Note: immediately after this L.A. Premiere engagement, the production will play a one week engagement in Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (June 19 – 24).

Tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE are now on sale, and available at www.HollywoodPantages.com/TheColorPurple andwww.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 982-2787 or in person at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre Box Office (Opens Daily at 10am PT).

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.

Carla R. Stewart (Shug Avery) and the North American tour of The Color Purple. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017

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 BirchettMekhai Lee,Erica DurhamBianca HornGabrielle ReidC.E. SmithClyde VoceNyla WatsonJ.D. WebsterBrit West,Nikisha 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 byBrenda 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.

The North American tour is produced by Scott Sanders ProductionsRoy FurmanTroika EntertainmentDavid BabaniTom SiracusaCaiola ProductionsJames FantaciTed LiebowitzJames L. Nederlander, Darren Bagert,Candy SpellingAdam Zotovich, Eric Falkenstein/Morris BerchardAdam Blanshay ProductionsTanya Link ProductionsJam TheatricalsIndependent Presenters Network and Carol Fineman.

The performance schedule for THE COLOR PURPLE is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday, May 29th at 8pm.


THE COLOR PURPLE is recommended for ages 12 and up. (Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.)

Individual tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE start at $35. Prices are subject to change without notice.

For more information, visit www.ColorPurple.com.

For more information on Hollywood Pantages Theatre, visit HollywoodPantages.comFacebook.com/PantagesTheatreand Twitter.com/Pantages.

LaRita Shelbyhttp://www.RitaShelby.com
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as Director of Digital Strategy and Sales at EURweb.com. Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film.



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