By CHRISTINE DOLEN
The Color Purple took its time -- 27 years, to be exact -- making the journey from the pages of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the stage of Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Its fleeting run will end on Sunday, but as the cheering crowd affirmed at Tuesday's opening, the musical treatment of one woman's harrowing story is abundantly worth the wait.
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