Original cast recording. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the cast is led by Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson, London breakout star Cynthia Erivo, and Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks. They are joined by Isaiah Johnson in the role of 'Mister;' Joaquina Kalukango as 'Nettie;' and Kyle Scatliffe takes on the role of 'Harpo,' along with Phoenix Best, Dwayne Clark, Lawrence Clayton, Carrie Compere, Patrice Covington, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Grasan Kingsberry, Kevyn Morrow, Ken Robinson, Antoine L. Smith, Carle R. Stewart, Akron Watson, and Rema Webb. Based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture, The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Grammy award winners Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.