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The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a Broadway musical based upon the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. It features music and lyrics written by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, with a book by Marsha Norman. It ran on Broadway in 2005 and has been touring throughout the US. The Broadway production earned eleven 2006 Tony Awards nominations. The musical received an acclaimed Broadway revival in late 2015.

The musical opened on Broadway at The Broadway Theatre on December 1, 2005. It was directed by Gary Griffin, produced by Scott Sanders, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey, with choreography by Donald Byrd and musical direction by Linda Twine. The musical closed on February 24, 2008, after 30 previews and 910 regular performances. The Broadway production recouped its $11 million investment within its first year on Broadway, and has grossed over $103 million to date.

The original Broadway production starred LaChanze as Celie, Brandon Victor Dixon as Harpo, Felicia P. Fields as Sofia, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Nettie, Kingsley Leggs as Mister, Krisha Marcano as Squeak, and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes as Shug Avery.

Music By - Brenda Russell | Lyrics By - Allee Willis and Stephen Bray | Stage Date - 2005 | Film Date - 1985


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Stephen Bray : The Color Purple: The Musical : Solo : 01 Songbook : 888680607340 : 1495059057 : 00156632

Stephen Bray : The Color Purple: The Musical

Eight songs from the 2015 Broadway revival of the musical adapted from the novel The Color Purple, presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Includes: Any Little Thing - The Color Purple - I'm Here - Our Prayer - Push Da Button - Somebody Gonna Love You - Too Beautiful for Words - What About Love?

Songlist: What About Love?, Our Prayer, Any Little Thing, The Color Purple, I'm Here, Somebody Gonna Love You, Too Beautiful For Words, Push Da Button

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Voicing: Solo | 20167b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Stephen Bray : The Color Purple : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088141677 : 1423426126 : 00313364

Stephen Bray : The Color Purple

Our piano/vocal folio features 13 songs from the Oprah Winfrey-produced Broadway adaptation of the powerful Alice Walker novel. Includes: The Color Purple - Hell No! - Mysterious Ways - Push Da Button - Too Beautiful for Words - What About Love? - and more. The arrangements are standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part.

Songlist: What About Love?, Our Prayer, Any Little Thing, Big Dog, The Color Purple, I'm Here, Miss Celie's Pants, Mysterious Ways, Somebody Gonna Love You, Too Beautiful For Words, Shug Avery Comin' To Town, Push Da Button, Hell No!, What About Love?, Our Prayer, Any Little Thing, Big Dog, The Color Purple, I'm Here, Miss Celie's Pants, Mysterious Ways, Somebody Gonna Love You, Too Beautiful For Words, Shug Avery Comin' To Town, Push Da Button, Hell No!

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Voicing: Solo | 20220b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Mark Brymer : What About Love? : Showtrax CD : 884088235598 : 08621574

Mark Brymer : What About Love?

Here is a gospel-flavored ballad from the award-winning Broadway musical The Color Purple that sings of the redemptive power of love. The uplifting lyrics sing of joy, hope, tears, tenderness - indeed, the full range of emotion that connects us all as human beings. Ideal for graduation, pop and show choirs and many other concert occasions. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, syn, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

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2755p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | With Piano
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Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple : Showtrax CD : 884088238513 : 08621586

Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple

The Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple offers a powerful and life-affirming gospel score. Beginning quietly, this song builds steadily into the uplifting show finale: Look what God has done. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

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2756p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | With Piano
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Individual Folios

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The Color Purple : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Brenda Russell : The Color Purple : Showtrax CD : 08621582 : 884088238483

Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple

The Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple offers a powerful and life-affirming gospel score. Beginning quietly, this song builds steadily into the uplifting show finale: Look what God has done. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Brenda Russell | Lyricist: Allee Willis and Stephen | Musical: The Color Purple

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621582 | Showtrax CD Available


The Color Purple : SAB : Rollo Dilworth : Brenda Russell : The Color Purple : Sheet Music : 08621583 : 884088238490

Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple

The Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple offers a powerful and life-affirming gospel score. Beginning quietly, this song builds steadily into the uplifting show finale: Look what God has done. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (piano, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Brenda Russell | Lyricist: Allee Willis and Stephen | Musical: The Color Purple

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621583 | Showtrax CD Available


The Color Purple : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Brenda Russell : The Color Purple : Sheet Music : 08621584 : 884088238506

Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple

The Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple offers a powerful and life-affirming gospel score. Beginning quietly, this song builds steadily into the uplifting show finale: Look what God has done. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Brenda Russell | Lyricist: Allee Willis and Stephen | Musical: The Color Purple

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621584 | Showtrax CD Available


What About Love? : SATB : Mark Brymer : Brenda Russell : The Color Purple : Sheet Music : 08621570 : 884088235567

Mark Brymer : What About Love?

Here is a gospel-flavored ballad from the award-winning Broadway musical The Color Purple that sings of the redemptive power of love. The uplifting lyrics sing of joy, hope, tears, tenderness - indeed, the full range of emotion that connects us all as human beings. Ideal for graduation, pop and show choirs and many other concert occasions. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, syn, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Brenda Russell | Lyricist: Allee Willis and Stephen | Musical: The Color Purple

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621570 | Showtrax CD Available


What About Love? : SSA : Mark Brymer : Brenda Russell : The Color Purple : Sheet Music : 08621572 : 884088235581

Mark Brymer : What About Love?

Here is a gospel-flavored ballad from the award-winning Broadway musical The Color Purple that sings of the redemptive power of love. The uplifting lyrics sing of joy, hope, tears, tenderness - indeed, the full range of emotion that connects us all as human beings. Ideal for graduation, pop and show choirs and many other concert occasions. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, syn, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Brenda Russell | Lyricist: Allee Willis and Stephen | Musical: The Color Purple

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621572 | Showtrax CD Available


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