Something wondrous is happening in New York City under the neon lights of Broadway! That something is the newly reinvented, Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple. Many will say, I read the book and saw the movie dozens of times! Maybe you saw the musical starring Fantasia Barrino and believe you don’t need to see another musical. No matter what your argument, none of those experiences prepare you for the uplifting and transformative theatrical experience taking place eight times a week at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre! The Color Purple continues to be relevant, especially for African-Americans. For over 30 years, this magnificent work of art has touched the lives of people from all walks of life. Alice Walker wrote the novel in 1982 and in 1983 the novel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. The film was released on December 18, Black women boy short haircuts 1985 and won a lot of awards, including a 1986 Golden Globe for Best Actress Whoopi Goldberg.