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‘The Color Purple’ Opens on the Great White Way

Posted in News on December 20, 2005
BMI LA's Linda Livingston was in New York recently for the gala premier of the new Oprah Winfrey-produced musical, The Color Purple. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg, the show's music and lyrics are provided by Grammy Award-winning BMI composers Brenda Russell and Allee Willis (along with Stephen Bray), who bring a mix of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues to the stage.

BMI's Linda Livingston (center) congratulates The Color Purple composers Allee Willis and Brenda Russell backstage.

The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her unique voice in the world. It's a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.