The Color Purple


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). With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize–winning story. (Recommended for age 10 and up.)

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Running Time
160 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$69 - $149

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Box Office Phone: 202-467-4600

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/31/2018 - 08/26/2018
Sunday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 08:00pm--
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Adrianna Hicks Celie
Carla R Stewart Shug Avery
Carrie Compere Sofia
Gavin Gregory Mister
Jay Donnell Harpo
N'Jameh Camara Nettie
Darnell Abraham Ensemble/Adam
Angela Birchett Ensemble/Church Lady
Amar Atkins Ensemble/Guard
Kyle E Baird Ensemble/Bobby/Buster
Mekhai Lee Ensemble/Grady
Erica Durham Ensemble/Squeak
Bianca Horn Ensemble/Church Lady
Gabrielle Reid Ensemble/Olivia
C.E. Smith Ensemble/Preacher/Ol'Mister
J.D. Webster Ensemble/Pa
Brit West Ensemble/Church Lady
Production Personnel
John Doyle
Costume Designer
Ann Hould-Ward
Set Designer
John Doyle
Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier
Musical Director
Darryl Archibald
Lighting Designer
Jane Cox
Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
Book Writer
Marsha Norman
Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray
Adapted From
The novel by Alice Walker


The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
2700 F Street, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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