Purlie Victorious (Broadway, Music Box Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

Purlie Victorious

One Act

Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to Broadway for the first time since his Tony Award-winning performance in Hamilton.

Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch is the rousing, laugh-filled comedy by Kennedy Center honoree Ossie Davis that tells the story of a Black preacher’s machinations to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences, Topdog/Underdog), this inspiring and delightful comedic masterpiece became the source material for the beloved hit musical, Purlie.


A black man dreams of being a preacher and works to take control of the church in his small Georgia community despite the community's difficult relationships with neighboring whites, in Ossie Davis's comedy.

Information is subject to change prior to opening night.

September 19–24: Tuesday @8pm, Wednesday @2pm and 8pm, Thursday @8pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2:30pm

September 26–October 1: Tuesday @8pm, Wednesday OPENING, Thursday @7pm, Friday @7:30pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2:30pm and 7pm

  • Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission
  • playwright: Ossie Davis
People (74)


(as of Sep 17, 2023) Total Current Gross: $559,628.00 Highest Weekly Gross: $331,699.70 (Week Ending Sep 17, 2023)   Average Ticket Price: $61.11 Average % Capacity: 64.48%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Sep 17, 2023 17 $331,699.70 $103,771.40 $60.22 $297.00 5,508 1,009 0 8 68.24% 7.52%

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