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The Color Purple is Revival at its Best
The Color Purple is now back on Broadway. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the stage version is a musical that portrays life for a young girl in rural Georgia. The book is one that almost every school child reads growing up, and tickets to The Color Purple are going quick thanks to this popularity. This show is well-loved, and even if you have never seen it, you are likely to feel close to the main characters thanks to the ubiquity that Walker’s original story has in American culture.
The play originally ran on Broadway in 2005, but is now back for a revival. It has already received great reviews, and is currently one of the top ranked revivals on Broadway right now. The show is taking place at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in New York, NY, and has been seeing large crowds on a nightly basis. The story is tough to read, and even tougher to watch. It begins in the early 1900s in Georgia, and much of the story is about the difficulties of being in this cruel and difficult family environment. That is much of its appeal, though. It is a story that many people can relate to, and it doesn’t sugarcoat or stay away from tough topics. Instead, it shows that love and kindness are much stronger than abuse and hatred. The story takes place about one hundred years ago, but the themes that it portrays are timeless.
Tickets to The Color Purple are extremely popular, and a lot of this popularity is because of the attention that talk show legend Oprah Winfrey has given the book. She even helped to produce the original stage version, which has exposed this story to a much larger audience than it ever would have seen otherwise. Fans of the book will love the stage show, and if you’ve never seen it, you are missing out on one of the staples of American history. If you’ve never read the book, then seeing the show will quickly allow you to see what all the fuss is about with this classic story.