The Color Purple

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ctm85
Ithaca, NY16 contributions
Couples
This play is a MUST SEE. The talent is overwhelming, and the performances will give you chills! Wonderful chills! We made a 200 mile drive on the coldest day of the year and would do it again and again. Just fantastic!
Written February 23, 2016
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SBOCC_Steve
Scottsdale, AZ42 contributions
Friends
I saw the movie SO long ago with Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah, so didn't know quite what to expect. A simple Spartan stage lent to further heightening the focus on performance. Amazing singing, interactions, acting ... All drawing out emotions from me and the rest of the crowd. I've never been to a musical where the ovation came BEFORE the end. And another long long long one at the end. GO SEE THIS. and, go to TKTS for 1/2 off tickets. Small theater with NO BAD SEATS.
Written February 21, 2016
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dcmarie35
washington,dc38 contributions
U seen color purple the movie u know the story. I wanted to see this show when fantasia was playing Celie because everyone knows I love me some fantasia but I'm glad I missed her. Because I got to see three amazing women in one night. The multi talented Danielle Brooks I didn't know she could sing like that, the lovely heather headley who I have been dying to see on broadway for years (so glad she replace hudson) and the astounding cynthia erivo who has a voice of an angel and has made the song I'm here hers and hers alone. The entire cast can sang beautifully and their voices work so well together. This is the perfect cast for this play and I know they will miss headley when she departs as shug Avery. I was nearly in tears by the end of this show. Their vocals the entire cast will give you chills. And I must say I was very impress with the young lady that played Nettie. Joaquina kalukango probably never mentioned because of the other stars but her voice is beautiful and I'm sure she will be a broadway star. Bravo to this amazing cast a must see show! U have to see this show! I repeat if u r in new york don't miss the color purple. I had a great seat on the side mezzanine in the first row of it. Seen the entire stage. Now Go!
Written September 2, 2016
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Carinna M
Glasgow, UK1,226 contributions
Couples
Truly amazing night....seats were second row from the front and totally worth the money. I wanted to see something original, so checked the preview out on You Tube and was sold straight away. Stars were excellent, laughter, fun and true emotion in the show. The singing was amazing. I would see it all over again!
Written May 5, 2016
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CyclingPig
22 contributions
Couples
I have never seen anything like it. The performance was perfect. We were ready to go and see again the next day:-)
Written March 9, 2016
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Hbsager
Hoover, AL94 contributions
Upon arrival, the minimal set made me question our choice of shows, but once the performers started singing, I stopped questioning everything. The music was outstanding and the way the story was portrayed was even better. One of the most moving shows I have seen!
Written March 7, 2016
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Steve P
Shropshire, UK138 contributions
Family
WOW!! What a show. I treated my daughter to this show while we were visiting New York for her 21st birthday. We absolutely loved it. The performances of all the cast are first class. We were left spellbound by it. I really can't find the words to tell you how good this show is. You must go and see it.
The singing voice of Cynthia Erivo make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up!
Written March 5, 2016
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H5familytravels
New Hampshire177 contributions
This show is amazing! The vocals by Cynthia Erivo are something you have to experience. Jennifer Hudson gives a great performance too! Best show on Broadway ever! This cast doesn't have a weak link. Perfect performance!
Written March 3, 2016
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,380 contributions
Yes! This revival really does the trick. Fantastic cast triangulated by Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson. You'll be bouncing and empathizing with these talents throughout. The story sort of gets lost at times, but the performers pull it back with their fantastic energy.
Written February 29, 2016
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mark14102015
Miami, Florida57 contributions
Couples
I have been fortunate to see many of the musicals on Bdway this year and The Color Purple has to rank as #1 for me this year. Admittedly I have not see Hamilton but have seen Kinky Boots (#2), On Your Feet (#3), King and I (#4), School of Rock, Fiddler, and Fun Home.
I knew lttle about Cynthia Erivo and Danieele Brooks prior to the performance. Of course Jennifer Hudson is already a star due to her great performance in Dreamgirls in part. The three of them go all out to make this a memorable show both in terms of emotion and music. There is not a moment to sit back and catch your breath. Cynthis should win the Tony in my humble opinion. This little diva can sing with the best of them including Jennifer, Audra McDonald, Kelly O'Hara etc. The rest of the cast is superb and tells the famous story with all the emotion it deserves.
You will not be disappointed. I have already booked tickets to see it again. Sit up close if possible as I always think this makes any performance a little more special.
Written January 16, 2016
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