Cynthia Erivo cuts the cake.
Cynthia Erivo cuts the cake.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Tony-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Cynthia Erivo and the Color Purple company celebrate the occasion.
Cynthia Erivo and the Color Purple company celebrate the occasion.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Color Purple, which opened on December 10, 2015, will end its run January 8, 2017. The musical is adapted from the novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It features a book by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Tony winners Cynthia Erivo as Celie and Jennifer Holliday as Shug Avery, as well as Carrie Compere as Sofia, Jennie Harney as Nettie, Nathaniel Stampley as Mister, and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo.

Members of the Color Purple crew join the cast and cake.
Members of the Color Purple crew join the cast and cake.
(© Tricia Baron)

The company of The Color Purple also includes Phoenix Best, Dwayne Clark, Lawrence Clayton, Patrice Covington, J. Daughtry, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Grasan Kingsberry, Kevin Mambo, Ken Robinson, Antoine L. Smith, Carla R. Stewart, Akron Watson, and Rema Webb.

The Color Purple commemorative anniversary cake.
The Color Purple commemorative anniversary cake.
(© Tricia Baron)

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