The stage adaptation of “Purple Rain” will debut over a month in downtown Minneapolis next spring before it heads to Broadway.

“Purple Rain” the musical is set to run April 10 to May 11 at the State Theatre, with an official opening night on April 30, according to an announcement on Thursday, as Prince superfans gathered for a Paisley Park-organized 40th anniversary celebration.

The production will hold open casting call auditions in Minneapolis this summer for all roles, including protagonist The Kid, played by Prince. Dates and information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Producer Orin Wolf has brought on conductor Jason Michael Webb as music supervisor and Morris Hayes and Bobby Z, longtime Prince collaborators and bandmates, as music advisers.

Webb will also provide musical arrangements and orchestrations for the production. He was recently nominated for his work on “MJ the Musical.”

Hayes was the keyboardist for The New Power Generation for nearly two decades and Prince’s musical director for several years. Bobby Z was the drummer in The Revolution for nearly a decade and appeared in the film “Purple Rain.”

“As well-known collaborators and bandmates with Prince from different eras, we are thrilled to invite Bobby Z and Morris Hayes to join the ‘Purple Rain’ production as music advisers,” Prince's former manager L. Londell McMillan said in a statement. “Prince very much enjoyed live musicals and talked about adapting ‘Purple Rain’ for the stage. I can’t imagine two better artists to work with us and the Broadway creative team to help ensure that ‘Purple Rain’ is brilliantly realized, on stage, in a way that honors Prince and his music legacy.”

The adaptation of the '84 movie will be directed by Tony Award-nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz and adapted by two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, based on the original screenplay by Albert Magnoli and William Blinn. It will also feature music and lyrics by Prince, of course.

"Purple Rain" will have the longest pre-Broadway engagement of any show in the Twin Cities since "The Lion King" in 1997.

Paisley Park is also putting on a free all-day block party on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis as part of Prince Celebration 2024.