The Tony Award winning musical The Color Purple is ending its Broadway run on January 8th 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show was first staged in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, and then the production transferred to New York and began performances last year, on November 10th.
The show was nominated for four Tony Awards, and won Best Musical Revival, as well as Lead Actress in a Musical for lead Cynthia Erivo. While grosses stand at $37 million, ticket sales haven’t been great, forcing producers to announce a closing date in January. The lead producers for The Color Purple include Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, and David Babani. If you haven’t had chance to see it, don’t worry. There will still be a North American tour launching in the fall of 2017.