The Color Purple Dazzles and Entertains Broadway
The Color Purple is new to Broadway and has done it's press releases through the media to draw crowds of audiences to see the show. The venue is the Broadway Theatre, located at 1681 Broadway at 53rd street, and opened on December 1st 2005. The show runs for two hours and forty minutes with one intermission and is considered a musical drama.
The musical is based around Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Gary Griffin with a musical score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and starring LaChanze as CelieRenee Elise Goldsberry as Nettie Goldsberry. The show was already a blockbuster hit from the Steven Spielberg's movie of the same name, making most audiences very familiar with the stories content. The basis of the story is one women's triumph over adversity through the power of love. The production has some great musical moments using the genres of ragtime, gospel and the blues with dancing sequences choreographed by Donald Byrd.
The Color Purple is the story of a family and a women's struggle through adversity to realize her voice and power in the world at that time. The production has scored big with audiences and critics for it's heartfelt emotions of love, hope and triumph over the struggles of the human condition. Already hailed as a landmark on Broadway with a musical score which runs through the great music genre's of the time, warming the heart and truly adding to the inspiration of the story.
The Broadway musical production truly brings to life the characters of the classic novel by Alice Walker and the characters really come alive in a heartfelt and emotional way. The gospel, jazz, swing and African music bring a real touch of feel for the time period and help set the tone of the whole story.
The Color Purple has quickly become a must see show very quickly for Broadway. Critics have already praised the show for it's story and emotion as well as musical score. Audiences have come out in great numbers to experience the heartfelt emotion of the storyline and have come to say that the production is about love and though some times you may find yourself in tears, there are many funny and entertaining moments which keep the show from being boring or to deep.
The Color Purple is set for a long run in New York and The Color Purple play tickets prices run from anywhere between ninety-five dollars to one hundred and twenty dollars at the box office. For sold out shows you will have to buy from a broker and prices should run about twenty percent higher for average tickets, but much more expensive for premium seating.
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