"The Color Purple" goes on its first national tour

Not only is Oprah Winfrey the queen of television and publishing, she's now a Broadway producer.

Winfrey starred in "The Color Purple," the 1985 movie directed by Steven Spielberg, and in 2005, added Broadway producer to her resume.

Now, "The Color Purple," is on its first national tour and will be in Atlanta's Fox Theatre next year.

Tickets are already on sale. The dates are 8 p.m. July 15-18, July 22-25 and July 29-Aug. 1; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3.

Tickets are $29.50-$125. In the Columbus area, tickets may be purchased to Publix grocery stores or the Columbus Civic Center box office.

To charge tickets, call 404-817-8700.