Friday, September 03, 2010

Tucson: Broadway in Tucson presents THE COLOR PURPLE


From: Mario Di Vetta []
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:53 PM
Subject: Broadway in Tucson: THE COLOR PURPLE


Broadway in Tucson



Mario Di Vetta, Marketing and Sales Manager

Office: (520) 903-2929, ext. 6







September 2, 2010 – Broadway in Tucson is proud to announce that THE COLOR PURPLE, The Musical about Love, will play the Tucson Music Hall, November 2-7 for 8 performances only.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 10 at 10:30am


This production of THE COLOR PURPLE, produced by Phoenix Entertainment ~ Joyful Noisemakers LLC, helmed by Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden, is the next phase in the life of the ground-breaking Broadway hit musical produced by Scott Sanders.  The original Broadway musical opened on December 1, 2005, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.  THE COLOR PURPLE ran for over two years on Broadway followed by a three year First National Tour. 


THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg.  It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world.  With a joyous, GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love. 


Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as “a roof-raising story of triumph.”  And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, “[it is] a soaring, epic tale.  It made a joyful noise in my heart.”  Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, “Pure heart!  It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, A Broadway hit!” 


THE COLOR PURPLE is directed by Gary Griffin and features a libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Grammy Award®-winning composers/lyricists Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, and choreography by Donald Byrd.  Rounding out the creative team are Tony Award®-winner John Lee Beatty (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Tony Award®-winner Brian MacDevitt (lighting), Craig Cassidy (sound design), Steven M. Bishop (Orchestrations/Arrangements), and Jasper Grant (Music Director).


Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden have long been principal partners of Phoenix Entertainment and collectively share theatrical touring credits spanning nearly three decades on four continents.  Their production repertoire includes: Grease starring Frankie Avalon, The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, The Pajama Game, Fame, Godspell, The Vagina Monologues, The King & I, Smokey Joe’s Café, Singin’ in the Rain, Buddy, Ring of Fire and Late Nite Catechism, among others. 


The original cast recording is available on EMI/Angel Records.


Performances run from November 2-7. Group sales are underway for groups of 10 or more. Groups may call Tanya Buffalo at (520) 903-2929 ext. 4. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 10 at 10:30am.


Performance schedule and adult ticket prices for THE COLOR PURPLE:

Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30pm            $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30pm        $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Thursday, November 4 at 7:30pm           $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm                $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Saturday, November 6 at 2:00pm            $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Saturday, November 6 at 8:00pm            $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Sunday, November 7 at 1:00pm              $75       $66       $60       $40       $30

Sunday, November 7 at 6:30pm              $75       $66       $60       $40       $30




Broadway in Tucson is part of the nationally recognized Nederlander Producing Company of America.  Over the course of five seasons, Broadway in Tucson has partnered with the Tucson Convention Center to bring more than 425,000 people downtown to attend Broadway’s best shows, special events and concerts.  For more information on Broadway in Tucson, please visit


The Nederlander Producing Company of America is an entertainment dynasty.  Now in its third generation of leadership, it has developed and maintained a reputation for being one of the finest purveyors of legitimate theater in the world.  In addition to the operation in Tucson, Nederlander owns and operates theaters around the world as well as produces, co-produces, invests in and books new musicals, revivals and touring companies.



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