Zonya Love makes her Broadway
debut as Celie, alongside recording-stars Chaka Khan as Sofia
and BeBe Winans as Harpo Wednesday January 9, 2008,
in the smash hit musical The Color Purple. Additionally LaKisha Jones ("American Idol") currently playing the role of the Church Soloist, assumes the role of
Sofia at all
Zonya Love (Celie) originally hailing from Durham, North Carolina, intended to
a music career but switched to theater as a freshman in high school.
She received a BFA in Theatre from North Carolina A&T State
University, and a MFA in
Theatre from The University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The Color Purple began its third year
at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) on November 1, 2007 and also stars
Elisabeth Withers-Mendes as Shug Avery, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mister and Krisha Marcano as Squeak. Montego Glover will begin as Nettie on January 9th.
The Color Purple recouped its entire
$11 million investment in less than a year. The Color Purple 's first North American Tour kicked off in Chicago on April 17, 2007
at The Cadillac Palace Theatre where it played through September 30,
2007. The tour continued on to San Francisco
and is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los
Angeles, with future dates confirmed for Tempe,
Baltimore and Philadelphia.
The Color Purple is produced by Oprah
Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Quincy Jones, Creative Battery, Anna
Fantaci & Cheryl Lachowicz, Independent Presenters Network, Lowy Family
Group, Stephanie McClelland, Gary Winnick, Jan Kallish, Nederlander
Presentations, Inc., Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Asnes & Adam
Zotovich, and Todd Johnson
The performance schedule for The Color
Purple on Broadway is: Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM;
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM; Sunday at 7:30PM. Tickets for
The Color Purple can be purchased via
Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200 or at The Broadway Theatre Box
Office. Tickets are $26.50 - $116.50.