'The Color Purple' Wins Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical

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The Broadway revival, based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel, won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

The Color Purple Musical won big at the 2016 Tony Awards tonight.

The Broadway revival, based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel, won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. The musical stars British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo—who also won a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical—as Celie, Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks and Sofia, and singer Heather Headley as Shug Avery.

The cast took the stage to perform a rousing medley earlier in the evening. (Skip to 2:35)

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Color Purple Musical.

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