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‘The Color Purple’ stage musical headed to Chicago

Chicago-bred actress Jennifer Hudson seen here in her opening night curtain call for "The Color Purple." (Photo: Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Director John Doyle’s acclaimed Broadway revival of “The Color Purple,” the musical based on Alice Walker’s novel about four decades in the life of an African-American woman who triumphs over abuse and oppression, will have a two-week engagement in Chicago next summer.

The show will run July 17-29, 2018, at the Oriental Theatre. Meanwhile, a preview of the production will be part of this summer’s free Broadway in Chicago concert scheduled for Aug. 14 in Millennium Park.

For more information visit http://www.BroadwayInChicago.com.