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.

October 4–29: Wednesday @2pm and 7:30pm, 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 (76)


(as of Oct 1, 2023) Total Current Gross: $1,177,567.26 Highest Weekly Gross: $358,336.26 (Week Ending Oct 1, 2023)   Average Ticket Price: $57.13 Average % Capacity: 68.16%


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
Oct 1, 2023 19 $358,336.26 $98,733.26 $60.76 $297.00 5,898 1,009 7 1 73.07% 2.44%
Sep 24, 2023 18 $259,603.00 -$72,096.70 $45.54 $297.00 5,701 1,009 0 8 70.63% 2.39%
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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