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‘The Color Purple’ Tour Starts in Baltimore

Ursula V. Battle | 10/6/2017, 6 a.m.
Broadway revival of hit production opens at The Hippodrome Oct. 17
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman. Courtesy Photos

— She added, “When I first started with this show, I was ‘Olivia’. It was humbling for me because I didn’t have any solo vocal lines. But I humbled myself, and said ‘God, this is the part you gave me, and I am going to do my very best.’ I focused myself and told the story from my perspective. And now, I am Shug Avery. You never know who is watching you. This has been an incredible journey, and I am really grateful.”

The cast also includes Gavin Gregory (The Color Purple - Revival, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess) as “Mister,” N’Jameh Camara (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation) as “Nettie”, J. Daughtry (The Color Purple - Revival, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as “Harpo”, along with Darnell Abraham, Amar Atkins, Kyle E. Baird, Angela Birchett, Jared Dixon, Erica Durham, Bianca Horn, Gabrielle Reid, C.E. Smith, Clyde Voce, Nyla Watson, J.D. Webster, Brit West, Nikisha Williams and Michael Wordly.

Tickets for The Color Purple may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, BaltimoreHippodrome.com, www.ColorPurple.com, by calling 800-982-ARTS, or at the Hippodrome Box Office. Discounted group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 443-703-2401 or contact Andrew Springer at Andrew.Springer@broadwayacrossamerica.com