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Color Purple

We saw this while in town for Hamilton, and were blown away. Fortunately we were able to see... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Kristina H
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Incredible show

My boyfriend and I saw this show and we were absolutely blown away. The theatre itself is great... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
NicG413
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We saw this while in town for Hamilton, and were blown away. Fortunately we were able to see Cynthia Evrio, which was amazing!! I'm sure the next cast is great too - run don't walk to see this show!

1  Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My boyfriend and I saw this show and we were absolutely blown away. The theatre itself is great. The show was incredible. The degree of talent in the actors and actresses brought me to tears and the story line was captivating. Would highly recommend this...More

Thank NicG413
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I was delighted by the sets and by the si going voices - very talented. Only thing that was unusual for me was the audience participation, the audience would randomly start clapping and shouting woohoo at the stage at rather inappropriate moments! Overall a great...More

Thank TKMB17
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Saw this show back in August. It was absolutely inspiring and amazing. The only thing hat would've made it better was if Danielle Brooks was performing that night; the ticket office said she wasn't that evening because of filming. Anyway I've seen many different shows...More

Thank roadtripgirl84
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A play which captivates it's audiences; pulling on the heart strings from beginning to end. This play is well written, directed and great use of minimal props, it strips away all the extras that all other shows use to bring amazement using only chairs and...More

Thank gcrleigh
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When I traveled to NYC, the number one thing on my list of things to do was to see this show. I am so glad that I did. I don't think it was an empty seat in the house. I was very excited beforehand to...More

Thank linbrown85
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Every seat in this theater is a great seat. We got tickets same day at TKTS. Such a great show, highly recommend it. I had never seen or read the Color Purple so didn't know what to expect. Wonderful story and the cast was amazing!

Thank flpr
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is my second time seeing the Color Purple. I really wanted to see Cynthia Ervo but she wasn't there for this show. The sent me an email at 7:30 AM the day of the show and informed me of her not being there. They...More

1  Thank Denine J
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited NYC from the UK, specifically to see the Color Purple, as I adore the cast recording and the reviews have been glowing. The audience was the most enthusiastic I've ever been a part of, with lots of mid-song and mid-show applause and cheering,...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you have seen the movie and appreciate the story. Then you must see the play before it shut downs on January 8th 2017. The performances and vocals was out of this world. I guarantee you will not disappointed.

Thank Jermaine W
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Response from LuizDutraNeto | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Lindyl. Cast changes are quite common on Broadway musicals. But, the quality of the productions is so high, that even understudies perform amazingly. So, I would go anyway, even if Ms. Erivo has left the production... More
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I bought my ticket the day of the show at a TKTS booth. Our seats were 3/4 of the way back from the stage. I was pleased with my seat. As far as the casting changes I'm not sure. The performance was great and I would go... More
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Response from W-Hartford_CT | Reviewed this property |
Broadwaybox is a good source. You won't find the big shows there--HAMILTON, BEAUTIFUL, ALADDIN, BOOK OF MORMON and such, but they do have a lot of excellent shows. I just looked and here is what is what I have seen and... More
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