Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More Start Previews in The Color Purple

first_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple Hell yes! Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and more will begin performances in The Color Purple on November 10. The John Doyle-helmed musical is scheduled to officially open on December 10 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.The cast will also include Kyle Scatliffe, Isaiah Johnson and Joaquina Kalukango.Check out’s exclusive interview with Hudson, Erivo, Brooks and Doyle below.center_img Related Shows View Comments Jennifer Hudsonlast_img

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