Now through April 5

The Color Purple

  • April 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM
  • April 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Broadway Series, Ordway Music Theater


The Ordway is committed to the health and safety of our guests, artists, and staff.

Given the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Minnesota Governor Walz has recommended the cancellation of all events with 250 attendees or more. In accordance with this recommendation and for the well-being of the Ordway community, we are postponing all Ordway-presented events through April 19, including The Color Purple.

The Color Purple ticketholders will be notified directly via email regarding your options. For more updates or the latest news, go to If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our Ticket Office by email at

Direct from Broadway

The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”


<center><strong>Chédra Arielle</strong><br /> <small>Sofia</small></center>
Chédra Arielle
<center><strong>Milika Cherée</strong><br /> <small>Nettie</small></center>
Milika Cherée
<center><strong>Sandie Lee</strong><br /> <small>Shug Avery</small></center>
Sandie Lee
Shug Avery
<center><strong>Mariah Lyttle</strong><br /> <small>Celie</small></center>
Mariah Lyttle
<center><strong>Andrew Malone</strong><br /> <small>Mister</small></center>
Andrew Malone
<center><strong>Brandon R. Wright</strong><br /> <small>Harpo</small></center>
Brandon R. Wright


Accessible Performances

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Open Captioning

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 7:30PM

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ASL and Audio Description

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 2:00PM

Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):

  • Orchestra right, row G, seats 307-310
  • Orchestra right, row H, seats 308-311
  • Orchestra right, row J, seats 309-312