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Tony Award-winning play 'The Color Purple' coming to GPAC

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"The Color Purple," an award-winning play based off Alice Walker's novel, will be performed March 2 at the Givens Performing Arts Center "The Color Purple," an award-winning play based off Alice Walker's novel, will be performed March 2 at the Givens Performing Arts Center Contributed photo

PEMBROKE — The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "The Color Purple" will visit the Givens Performing Arts Center on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets range from $21 to $46.

Based on the Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the motion picture, "The Color Purple" is adapted for the stage by Tony- and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

The revival of "The Color Purple" opened to great acclaim in summer 2013 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, followed by a Broadway bow on Nov. 10, 2015 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. "The Color Purple" went on to win two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy.

Audiences to "The Color Purple" can also purchase the Act I Diner’s pre-show dinner. A limited number of dinners are available and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. For more information, including dinner menu and ticket prices, visit uncp.edu/gpac or call 910.521.6361.

The GPAC 2019-20 Professional Artist Series will conclude with “An American in Paris” on April 28.