THE COLOR PURPLE will close on Broadway on January 18, 2017
The Color Purple, named Best Revival in the 2016 Tony Awards, has posted a closing notice for January 18, 2017.
Directed by John Doyle and starring Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony as Best Actress in a Musical, the revival opened December 10, 2015 and will have played 33 previews and 449 regular performances when it closes.
A North American tour of the production will launch in the fall of 2017.
Based on Alice Walker‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title, The Color Purple tells “an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity.”
The production currently stars Erivo, along with Grammy and Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday; and the Tony-nominated Danielle Brooks. The company of The Color Purple also includes Isaiah Johnson, Jennie Harney, Kyle Scatliffe, Phoenix Best, Dwayne Clark, Lawrence Clayton, Carrie Compere, Patrice Covington, J. Daughtry, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Grasan Kingsberry, Kevin Mambo, Ken Robinson, Antoine L. Smith, Carla R. Stewart, Akron Watson, and Rema Webb.
Brooks and Johnson will give their final performances as Sofia and Mister on November 13; Carrie Compere and Nathaniel Stampley will assume those roles on November 15.