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UT Tyler Cowan Center Adds Second Performance of ‘The Color Purple’

November 8, 2010

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A Color Purple graphic photo from Cowan Center

Due to popular demand, The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center is excited to announce the addition of a second performance of “The Color Purple” for the 2010-11 AT&T Broadway Series, Susan Thomae-Morphew, executive director, announced.

The second performance date will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 4.

Ticket prices are the same for both performances, $66, $61, $51, $46, $41 and $26. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424, or online at www.cowancenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Group orders of 20 or more per performance can be placed prior to the on-sale date.

“We worked with producers to add this second performance as a result of the outstanding response to the original performance during our season subscription drive. We want to make sure that we have plenty of tickets available when public sales begin later this month,” said Thomae-Morphew. “We anticipate selling a second performance quickly since it has never toured to Tyler.”

The Broadway musical is sponsored by Jenny King. Media sponsors are East Texas Radio Group, KLTV and Lamar Advertising.

The soul-stirring musical is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It’s the story of a woman named Celie who finds her unique voice in the world.

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, ‘The Color Purple’ is a celebration of love that features jazz, gospel and blues. It captures the hearts of young and old and unites audiences.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

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