The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, stormed through Houston with three awe-inspiring performances that allowed the show to live up to its billing as a “joyous American classic” and a “direct hit to the heart.” The Defender awarded three individuals, Kimberly Jackson, Paula Martin and Harriet Lane, with free tickets. Other attendees included Anna & Otis Hall, Eryka Johnson, Aquila Tyson, Latosha Jones, Tamara & London Norris, Latosha Jones, Justin Martin, Briante Jackson, Hannah Lane, Kim McFarland, Beatrice Randall, Erica McKnight, Marilyn Leon, Eriel Gorrell and scores more.