“The Color Purple” National Tour Begins


The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “The Color Purple” will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre, according to broadwayworld.com.

The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below!
Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent – Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia.

The revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened to great acclaim in summer 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, followed by a Broadway bow on November 10, 2015 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The show went on to win two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy.

Below is a full list of engagements:

Schenectady, NY Proctors now through October 14, 2017
Baltimore, MD The Hippodrome Theatre October 17 – October 22, 2017 (Official Opening)
Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre October 24 – October 29, 2017
Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center October 31 – November 5, 2017
Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre November 7 – November 12, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center November 14 – November 19, 2017
Boston, MA Shubert Theatre November 21 – December 3, 2017
Hartford, CT Bushnell Theatre December 5 – December 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA The Forrest Theatre December 12 – December 17, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall January 2 – January 7, 2018
Houston, TX The Hobby Center January 9 – January 14, 2018
Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center January 16 – January 21, 2018
Dallas, TX Music Hall January 23 – February 4, 2018
San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre February 6 – February 11, 2018
Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre February 13 – February 18, 2018
New Orleans, LA Saenger Theater February 20 – February 25, 2018
Miami, FL Arsht Center February 27 – March 4, 2018
Tampa Bay, FL Straz Center for the Performing Arts March 6 – March 11, 2018
Greenville, SC Peace Center March 13 – March 18, 2018
St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre March 20 – April 1, 2018
Durham, NC DPAC April 3 – April 8, 2018
Lincoln, NE Lied Center for the Performing Arts April 11 – April 15, 2018
Tempe, AZ ASU Gammage April 17 – April 22, 2018
Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center April 24 – April 29, 2018
San Francisco, CA The Orpheum Theatre May 1 – May 27, 2018
Los Angeles, CA The Pantages Theatre May 29 – June 17, 2018
Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts June 19 – June 24, 2018
Charlotte, NC Belk Theatre July 10 – July 15, 2018
Chicago, IL The Auditorium Theatre July 17 – July 29, 2018
D.C. Kennedy Center – Eisenhower July 31 – August 26, 2018
.
For more information, visit ColorPurple.com.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Adrianna-Hicks-Carla-R-Stewart-and-Carrie-Compere-to-Lead-THE-COLOR-PURPLE-on-Tour-Cast-Dates-Set-20171006