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The color purple [sound recording] : new Broadway cast recording / book by Marsha Norman ; music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray ; based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner/Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture.

Russell, Brenda. (Composer, Lyricist). Willis, Allee. (Composer, Lyricist). Bray, Stephen. (Composer, Lyricist). Norman, Marsha. (Librettist). Erivo, Cynthia, 1987- (Performer). Hudson, Jennifer, 1981- (Performer). Brooks, Danielle. (Performer). Webb, Jason Michael. (Conductor, Performer). Walker, Alice, 1944- Color purple. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center CD 40037 37684001098175 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Broadway Records, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
Synopsis and lyrics in English (32 unnumbered pages : color portraits) inserted in container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Opening/Mysterious ways -- Somebody gonna love you -- Our prayer -- That fine mister -- Big dog -- Mister/Nettie & Lily of the field -- Dear God - Sofia -- A tree named Sofia -- Hell no! -- Brown Betty -- Shug Avery comin' to town -- All we got to say -- Dear God - Shug -- Too beautiful for words -- Push da button -- Uh-oh -- What about love? -- African homeland -- The color purple -- Celie's curse -- Miss Celie's pants -- Any little thing -- What about love? (reprise) -- I'm here -- Reunion -- The color purple (reprise).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Produced by Frank Filipetti, Stephen Bray, Scott Sanders, Van Dean.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks ; with additional soloists ; orchestra ; Jason Michael Webb, conductor, keyboards.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City.
Language Note:
Sung in English.
Subject: Musicals.
Genre: Musicals.
Mysterious ways / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Somebody gonna love you / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Our prayer / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
That fine mister / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Big dog / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Mister/Nettie & Lily of the field / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Dear God - Sofia / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
A tree named Sofia / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Hell no! / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Brown Betty / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Shug Avery comin' to town / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
All we got to say / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Dear God - Shug / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Too beautiful for words / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Push da button / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Uh-oh / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
What about love? / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
African homeland / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
The color purple / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Celie's curse / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Miss Celie's pants / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Any little thing / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
What about love? / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
I'm here / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
Reunion / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.
The color purple / Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, Stephen Bray.

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