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The Color Purple coming to Arts Center

Fresh off its Broadway run, “The Color Purple” will debut at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina stage. 

Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Stephen Spielberg’s 1985 Oscar-nominated film, the musical features a score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. It tells the story of a family in rural Georgia with Celie at its center, chronicling her 40-year story as she journeys from childhood through joy to anguish, and then hope as she discovers the power of love and life.

“The Color Purple” Broadway production ran from 2005 to 2008, and was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2006. The revival opened in 2015 and ran through January 2017, winning Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The musical also won the 2017 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.