The Boch Center Partners With Rosies Place and Invites The Community to Color Boston Purple

Eastern Bank signs on to support Color Boston Purple campaign

BOSTON, MA, November 2, 2017—As part of its invitation to the community to Color Boston Purple (ColorBostonPurple.com), the Boch Center, along with Eastern Bank, has partnered with Rosie’s Place during its presentation of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.

The Boch Center Shubert Theatre is proudly presenting the powerful and uplifting Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit from November 21 to December 3, and is hopeful this classic American story will not only entertain audiences but move the Boston community to start a dialogue about important issues currently facing our city, state and county.

We are very proud to be welcoming The Color Purple back to Boston this Thanksgiving season as part of a new revival tour,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, President & CEO of the Boch Center.

“Women empowerment is a central theme in this show, and to make an impact locally, we’re so excited to be partnering with Rosie’s Place! $10 from every ticket purchased with the code ROSIE will be donated to support their mission to help poor and homeless women get back on their feet. And anyone using the code will receive a 20 percent discount! This is the perfect opportunity to see a Tony Award-winning production and give back to your community.”

Members from The Color Purple cast will also be volunteering at Rosie’s Place during the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Since its founding in 1974, Rosie’s Place has always protected and supported poor and homeless women with nowhere else to turn–and that won’t change,” said Rosie’s Place President Sue Marsh.  “The women who arrive at our door face so many obstacles on their way to get help. Some of our guests are mentally ill, or addicted; some lack education or the ability to speak English. Others struggle with reading and writing, physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. Almost all of our guests are tired and frustrated that their lives are frequently disorganized and chaotic.

“We are determined to meet the need of every woman who seeks us out, because we know that, for them, we are their last resort. That is why the support of our friends at the Boch Center and Eastern Bank is so important. We are confident that we can meet that need, because we know that we can count on a community of caring to help.”

The Boch Center is extending an invitation to the entire Boston community to Color Boston Purple, and giving back to Rosie’s Place is just one of the many ways the public can get involved. By visiting ColorBostonPurple.com, additional events and offers are available such as celebrating the community’s diversity during Community Night, joining in Church Pride Night, a post-show sing-along, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at the Boch Center Box Office, bochcenter.org, or by calling (866) 348-9738.

About the Boch Center

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. For more information, please visit www.bochcenter.org

About The Color Purple

Based on the Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment motion picture, THE COLOR PURPLE is adapted for the stage by Tony- and Pulitzer-winner Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Tony Award®-winning director and scenic designer John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) recreates his award winning work for the national tour, alongside costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Dan Moses Schreier and wig & hair design by Charles G. LaPointe.

For more information, please visit ColorPurple.com

About Eastern Bank

Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has topped more than $100 million in charitable giving over the past 20 years.  An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at www.easternbank.com.

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