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01/12/2005 "The Color Purple" debuts on Broadway

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The Color Purple: Behind-the-Scenes on Broadway

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"The Color Purple Reprise" - LaChanze & Co (Oprah 11-Nov-2005)

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Felicia P. Fields & LaChanze - "Hell No!" - THE COLOR PURPLE (Oprah 11-Nov-2005)

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THE COLOR PURPLE (Broadway) - "The Color Purple" [LIVE @ Today Show]

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70th Annual Tony Awards The Color Purple 2016 Cynthia Erivo Danielle Brookes Heather Headley

The Color Purple is a musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker and its 1985 film adaptation, the show follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century.