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"The Color Purple" runs July 17 to 29 at The Auditorium Theatre.

Fans of the hit film "The Color Purple" will want to see the stage musical when it hits the Chicago stage next week.

"The Color Purple" opens July 17 and runs through July 29 at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The production is the Tony Award-winning revival of the musical.

This revival opened in the summer of 2013 at Menier Chocolate Factory in London. It played Broadway, beginning in November of 2015, where it ran at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

For more information on "The Color Purple" visit BroadwayInChicago.com.

'Support Group for Men' continues

The comedy "Support Group for Men" continues through July 29 at The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago.

The play, by Ellen Fairey, is directed by Kimberly Senior. The story is about four Chicago men who meet to talk about their lives and problems in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood.

"Support Group for Men" is a world premiere and is playwright Fairey's return to Chicago's stage. It's been 10 years since her production "Graceland" was presented.

About the play, Fairey said "I'm writing about a group of men who find themselves in a world where everything has changed, and will continue to change - and what it means when 'to be a man' finds itself on the sociological chopping block." Visit goodmantheatre.org for more information.

Journey/Def Leppard to rock Wrigley

Rock bands Journey and Def Leppard will take to the Friendly Confines this weekend.

The bands will perform July 14 at Chicago's Wrigley Field. For more information on the concert, visit mlb.com/cubs/tickets/concerts/def-leppard-journey.

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Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.