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Purlie Victorious on Broadway Tickets

Catch Leslie Odom, Jr.'s return to Broadway in this rollicking revival.
Purlie Victorious on Broadway Tickets
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About Purlie Victorious on Broadway

Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to the New York stage in the first Broadway revival of Ossie Davis's Purlie Victorious. See this rare production at the Music Box Theatre, and get Purlie Victorious tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Titled in full Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, the comedic show follows a traveling preacher (the title Purlie, played by Odom) who returns to his Georgia hometown in the Jim Crow era to take back his inheritance from an oppressive plantation owner. With the help of Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins (played by Tony nominee Kara Young), Purlie plots to use his money to emancipate the enslaved workers and save his church.

Odom is best known for musical roles on stage and screen, including Aaron Burr in Hamilton and Sam Cooke in the film One Night in Miami.... His diverse array of work in theatre, film, TV, and music has earned him Tony and Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations, and two Academy Award nominations.

Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play) directs Purlie Victorious on Broadway. It's his latest in a string of revivals: In fall 2022, he directed the 2023 Best Revival of a Play winner, Topdog/Underdog, along with a revival of Adrienne Kennedy's Ohio State Murders starring Audra McDonald. In summer 2023, he staged Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park.

Is Purlie Victorious a musical?

Ossie Davis's Purlie Victorious is a play, not a musical, though a musical adaptation called Purlie premiered on Broadway in 1970. The 2023 revival is of the original play, which was last seen on Broadway upon its 1961 premiere.

Purlie Victorious is Davis's only Broadway play, though he also got writing credit for the Purlie musical despite not actively working on it. He appeared in multiple other Broadway shows, including the original production of A Raisin in the Sun, as an actor.

Tickets to Purlie Victorious in New York are available now.

Run time

1h 40m

Start date

September 7th, 2023

End date

February 4th, 2024

Categories

Age

12+ is recommended. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny
93
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DOUG Rob NYC
Profound, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful
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Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
96 / 100
Tatyana G
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting
84 / 100
Elisa 9119
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
92 / 100
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Our Review

'Purlie Victorious' review — hilarious satire still zings after 60 years

5 of 5
28 Sep 2023, 02:00
Read our five-star review of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, starring Leslie Odom, Jr., playing at the Music Box Theatre.

Stars on stage

Purlie Victorious on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Ossie Davis
Director: Kenny Leon
Cast list: Leslie Odom, Jr. (as Purlie Victorious Judson), Vanessa Bell Calloway (as Idella Landy), Billy Eugene Jones (as Gitlow Judson), Noah Pyzik (as Deputy), Noah Robbins (as Charlie Cotchipee), Jay O. Sanders (as Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee), Heather Alicia Simms (as Missy Judson), Bill Timoney (as Sheriff), Kara Young (as Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins)
Design: Derek McLane
Costumes: Emilio Sosa
Lighting: Adam Honoré
Sound: Peter Fitzgerald

Venue

239 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss; partial wheelchair access, handrail access

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Frequently asked questions

What is Purlie Victorious on Broadway about?

Hamilton Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to Broadway in the first revival of Ossie Davis's sharp comedy. See him as a preacher who returns to his Georgia hometown to reclaim his inheritance, free enslaved workers, and save his congregation.

Where is Purlie Victorious on Broadway playing?

Purlie Victorious on Broadway is playing at Music Box Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.

How long is Purlie Victorious on Broadway?

The running time of Purlie Victorious on Broadway is 1h 40m.

What's the age requirement for Purlie Victorious on Broadway?

The recommended age for Purlie Victorious on Broadway is 12+ is recommended. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted..

How do you book tickets for Purlie Victorious on Broadway?

Book tickets for Purlie Victorious on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Who wrote Purlie Victorious?

Ossie Davis wrote Purlie Victorious, which marked his Broadway debut as a playwright in 1961. A veteran performer, he also played the title character.

Who directed Purlie Victorious?

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon directs Purlie Victorious. His best-known directing credits include A Soldier's Play, Topdog/Underdog, and A Raisin in the Sun.

Is Purlie Victorious appropriate for kids?

Purlie Victorious is suitable for all ages. The show does deal with themes including racism and enslavement. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Purlie Victorious good?

Purlie Victorious received acclaim from famous figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt upon its premiere, and it has since gone down as a classic. With Tony Award-winning talent at the helm, this revival promises to be nothing less than funny, smart, and memorable.

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