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The Broadway Review: ‘Purlie Victorious’ delivers a masterful sermon on satire

The revival of Ossie Davis’ killingly funny and perceptive 1961 play is as close to Biblical scripture as Black theater gets.

(L-R) Jay O. Sanders as Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee, Billy Eugene Jones as Gitlow, Kara Young as Lutiebell and Leslie Odom, Jr. as Purlie Victorious in “Purlie Victorious” on Broadway (Credit: Marc J. Franklin)

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