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    Leslie Odom Jr. is back on Broadway in a revival of Ossie Davis’ comedy about a preacher’s attempts to save his community’s church.

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    Leslie Odom Jr. is back on Broadway for the first time since his standout, Tony Award-winning performance in Hamilton in classic comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch at Music Box Theatre. Starring as the eponymous Purlie, a preacher traveling through the Jim Crow-era American South, Odom Jr. leads a talented cast in the first-ever Broadway revival of Ossie Davis’ witty and joyful show.

    What is Purlie Victorious about?

    Traveling preacher Purlie Victorious Judson is back in his small Georgia hometown, determined to save Big Bethel, the community’s church, and emancipate the cotton pickers on Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee’s plantation. Purlie’s machinations form the backbone of this rousing, laugh-a-minute comic masterpiece by Kennedy Center honoree Ossie Davis, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Topdog/Underdog, Fences).

    Ossie Davis’ “marvelously exhilarating” (New York Times) play first debuted at the Cort Theatre (now James Earl Jones Theatre) back in 1961, and was adapted into a popular musical, renamed just Purlie, in 1970 at the Broadway Theatre. It was also made into a movie, Gone Are The Days!, starring Davis himself as Purlie.

    Leslie Odom Jr. in Purlie Victorious

    Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. returns to Broadway as Purlie in this “wild, outrageous” (N.Y. Herald Tribune) show. Odom Jr. gained recognition for his incredible performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, becoming one of the biggest names in NYC theater during his stint on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal musical between 2015 and 2016. He had been with the show since its workshop performances in 2014.

    Odom Jr.’s other credits include television show Smash, and an Academy Award-nominated turn as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami. On stage, he has appeared in numerous shows including Tick, Tick… Boom! and Once on This Island.

    Of Purlie Victorious, Odom Jr. said, “Ossie Davis gave the American theater an American hero in Purlie Judson [...] I am thrilled beyond measure to be part of this revival company!”

    Tickets for Purlie Victorious at Music Box Theatre

    Sharp, smart and hilarious, don’t miss your chance to see powerhouse Leslie Odom Jr. in an American classic! Purlie Victorious is back in New York for a strictly limited season this Fall.

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    Rated Excellent
    Performance dates:
    26 Sep 2023 - 07 Jan 2024
    Running time:
    1 hour and 40 minutes.
    Music Box Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    No age recommendation has been set. Under 4s not permitted.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    schnurrbart's avatar
    schnurrbart 21 Sep 2023
    LA3's avatar
    LA3 13 Sep 2023
    greyhensontrash's avatar
    greyhensontrash Top 100 reviewer 11 Sep 2023

    Funny, fast paced, touching and relevant. Excellent performances all around.

    denisel5's avatar
    denisel5 Top 100 reviewer 11 Sep 2023

    Spectacular performances by the entire cast, under the incredible direction of Kenny Leon.

    ilvinnieves's avatar
    ilvinnieves Top 200 reviewer 08 Sep 2023
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    brettc 24 Sep 2023

    Show Times

    Monday - -
    Tuesday - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 2.00pm 7.00pm
    Thursday - 7.00pm
    Friday - 7.30pm
    Saturday 2.00pm 8.00pm
    Sunday 2.30pm 7.00pm
    How Long is Purlie Victorious?
    Purlie Victorious running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
    Matinee Shows
    Purlie Victorious matinee performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 3.40pm or start at 2.30pm and finish at 4.10pm.
    Evening Shows
    Purlie Victorious evening performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 8.40pm or start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.10pm or start at 8.00pm and finish at 9.40pm.
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