A theatrical production of Prince's "Purple Rain" will premiere in Minneapolis in the upcoming year.

A theatrical production of Prince’s “Purple Rain” will premiere in Minneapolis in the upcoming year.

The musical production of “Purple Rain” is reportedly slated for Broadway.

According to reports, “Purple Rain” is expected to make its way to Broadway.

The stage version of “Purple Rain” by Prince will premiere in Minneapolis, his hometown, before going to Broadway.

Orin Wolf, the producer, revealed that the play will have its first showing at the State Theatre in the spring of 2025 under the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Further information about the pre-Broadway performance, such as specific dates, will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

According to L. Londell McMillan, a former manager of Prince, Prince had been discussing the possibility of adapting “Purple Rain” for the stage for a long time.

The creation of an adaptation inspired by the 1984 film and soundtrack has been revealed. Tony Award nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz has been chosen as the director. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will write a book based on the original screenplay by Albert Magnoli and William Blinn.

Prince And Apollonia Kotero In 'Purple Rain'

In the 1984 movie ‘Purple Rain’, Prince is shown hugging Apollonia Kotero.

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The cinematic adaptation took place in Minneapolis and grossed $100 million at the global box office. It also received an Academy Award for its exceptional original song score, which predominantly includes lyrics and songs by Prince. The film also stars Prince as a character loosely based on himself, known as “The Kid,” as he gains fame at the popular Minneapolis club, First Avenue.

This won’t be the first Broadway show that made its debut in the Twin Cities. Director Julie Taymor’s multiple-Tony Award-winning musical version of Disney’s “The Lion King” notably got its footing in Minneapolis before moving on to the Great White Way, where it’s been continuously running since 1997.


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During the summer season, the city of Minnesota paid tribute to its most renowned musician, who had lived there for many years.

A recently installed roadside marker commemorates Prince. on the road that rolls right past Paisley Park, Prince’s home and vast recording studio in Chanhassen.

Prince, at the age of 57, was discovered deceased in 2016 at Paisley Park.


Fresh footage has emerged of Prince’s iconic performance of “Purple Rain” at First Avenue in 1983.

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