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The Color Purple

  • Santander Performing Arts Center 136 North 6th Street Reading, PA, 19601 United States (map)

Up next in the 2019-2020 Broadway Series is a musical based off the acclaimed novel and film of the same name. “The Color Purple,” adapted for the stage by Tony and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman, will come to Reading on May 15, 2020. The show’s 2015 Broadway revival opened to great acclaim, winning two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The story follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century. Faced with many struggles and hardships, Celie draws inspiration from the women around her and attempts to retake control of her own life. With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” is an unforgettable and intensely moving revival of an American Classic.

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