A very emotional cast of the hit Broadway musical “The Color Purple” spent their final moments on stage together singing a rendition of the gospel song, “Total Praise.”

Sunday marked the final performance of the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple,” which tells the story of a resilient woman who triumphs over the oppressive men in her life all the while discovering a love for colorful pants.

Before the curtain closed one final time the entire cast came out on stage to address the audience. Actress Patrice Covington then proceeded to give the farewell speech on behalf of everyone.

“In closing, we want to ask you to take the words from this show in your heart forever and ever and hold them,” Covington told the audience. “Try to live by them as much as possible because in a world like what we live in today, what we need the most is love. We love you, and as we do when someone leaves our show, we sing. So today will be no different, hopefully we can get through that.

The cast then sang the popular Richard Smallwood song, “Total Praise.”


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