The Color Purple Edit

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Stage Musical (2005).
Music and lyrics: Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Book: Marsha Norman.


Adapted from the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, and Steven Spielberg's 1985 film. The story centers on Celie, a black girl living in the rural South during the early part of the 20th century. She is made pregnant by her father, who subsequently takes away the baby for adoption. Later, Celie marries a farmer who is a cruel philanderer. Despite all her hardships and suffering, Celie rises above them, and her inner strength and courage embodies the triumph of the human spirit.


Broadway Musical
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Fantasia Barrino sings at the Tony Awards 2007
Performance at the Tony Awards 2006
Original Broadway Production 2005
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