THE COLOR PURPLE Revival Reviews

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The reviews are in and the word is out! See what the critics had to say about the 2015 revival of THE COLOR PURPLE.

 

“The current version is a slim, fleet-footed beauty, simply attired and beguilingly modest. Don’t be deceived, though, by its air of humility. There’s a deep wealth of power within its restraint.” – The New York Times

 

“To those who question why a revival of “The Color Purple” is back on Broadway after its predecessor closed there only in 2008, the answer is two words, and it may not be the two words you expect…Cynthia Erivo.” – The Associated Press

 

“Its pop-inflected score…has surprising staying power.” – The New York Post

 

“For the first time in its long history of dramatization, “The Color Purple” has been afforded an incarnation fully in sync with one crucial aspect of Walker’s original authorial intent — that the audience must participate in the imaginative act in order to comprehend its richness of theme and story. And, in this production, first seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, so they do. Willingly. Delightedly. When they are not rising to their feet to stop the show.” – Chicago Tribune

 

“The ecstatic noise emanating from West 45th Street may just have enough seismic force to shake foundations all the way to West 145th. It’s the strength, collective and individual, of the 17 extraordinary vocal performances of “The Color Purple” — doubtless the best version of this 2005 musical you are ever going to hear.” – Washington Post

 

 

Check out more below.

Time Out New York

USA Today

Entertainment Weekly

Deadline

Variety

The Wall Street Journal