Equity Actor/Singers For Possible Principal Replacements
Location: New York, NY
$1917 per week
The Color Purple (Broadway) - NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
$1917/week current min
Currently running on Broadway.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Equity actor/singers for possible principal replacements in the currently running Broadway production.
NOTE: "The Color Purple" is based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel. A Steven Spielberg movie version was released in 1985.
All characters are African-American.
Male, African-American, 30s - 40s. Also known as Albert. Handsome, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way. Gets his power for free. Married to Celie, he abuses her. He is in love with Shug. He transforms to a kind man by the end of the story. Needs a great singing voice. LEAD
Male, African-American, 20s-30s. Mister's vulnerable, confused, good-hearted son. Represents the new generation. He marries the independent Sofia. He spends much time trying to get Sofia to obey him the way Celie obeys his father, but he is unsuccessful, as Sofia is considerably stronger than he is. Harpo eventually establishes a jukejoint in his first house and becomes Squeak's lover. Later, he and Sofia reconcile. Through his love of Sofia, he learns how to love a woman. Needs a great tenor singing voice. PRINCIPAL
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Prepare a brief standard that can be interpreted as soulful, or a brief gospel-type song. Show singing range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.
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