Harold and the Purple Crayon on Broadway Show Information and History
Harold and the Purple Crayon Summary
- Show Status: Future
- Genre: Musical
- Harold and the Purple Crayon is 125 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: March 14, 2024
- Show Opens: April 10, 2024
- Show Closes: Open ended
A young adult was able to draw away life's difficulties when he was a child, but now as young adult he must find other solutions to solve his more profound problems.
Harold and the Purple Crayon on Broadway Background
With a show based on the hit book from 1955 and original songs composed by the pop group AJR’s Jack and Ryan Met, Harold and the Purple Crayon is heading to Broadway.
In 2002, the Harold and the Purple Crayon stories were adapted for HBO by Adelaide Productions into a 13-episode television series.
The shows were narrated by Sharon Stone and featured Connor Matheus as the voice of Harold. The TV series focused on Harold using his purple crayon to explore a new world with each episode having Harold focused on life lessons throughout his journeys.
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” is getting the film treatment, too. Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel and Lil Rel Howery star in a live-action adaptation directed by Carlos Saldanha for Sony Pictures.
What’s Harold and the Purple Crayon Like?
Harold, was a curious four-year-old boy who, with his purple crayon, had the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it.
When Harold wanted to go for a walk in the moonlight, but there is no moon, so he would draw one. When he realizes he has nowhere to walk, he draws the path. Harold has many adventures while looking for his room, and in the end, he draws his own house and bed and then goes to sleep.
The original book taught children how decipher reality. As a rather ambiguous idea, the discussion of “reality” often throws children into a fun and active topsy-turvy discussion of what it means to be real. The story shows how to give people the power of reality.
Harold, who was just four years old in the books, is now a young adult facing common challenges in everyday life. When he realizes that he can no longer rely on his magical purple crayon he has to resort to other methods to solve his real world problems. His problems are now too profound to simply draw away.
Is Harold and the Purple Crayon Good for Kids?
This show is perfect for anyone that grew up on the book “Harold and the Purple Crayon” and wants to relive the discussion of reality and develop some life lessons.
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- Original Book Writer
- Crockett Johnson