The Color Purple is a great film adaptation of the Broadway Award-Winning musical version of this harrowing and endearing story of hope and strength. Adapted from the same novel as the Steven Spielberg film, the story largely remains the same with the inclusion of original songs to tell the story in a unique new way. Having not seen the original film, I opted to go into this musical adaptation mostly blind to the story and had a remarkable experience taking it all in. I can see how the more dramatic, non-musical perhaps tells this story more effectively, but I still quite enjoyed the musical experience and imagine audiences will as well.
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