Regional engagement now ends Sept. 30.
“The Color Purple” has added four weeks to its long Chicago stay. The regional engagement now ends Sept. 30.Production has had a strong run in Chi since it opened April 17. Chicago incarnation stars original Rialto cast member Felicia P. Fields and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. The multiple-month engagement reps a strong regional showing for a Broadway tuner — though “Purple” hasn’t quite shown the staying power of “Wicked,” which has had an open-ended production in the Windy City running for two years. The next stop on the “Purple” tour is San Francisco, where the show begins perfs Oct. 9 for a two-month run.