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Too Beautiful for Words! Meet Jennifer Hudson and the Stars of The Color Purple

Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks also lead the company of this musical revival on Broadway.

Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, and Danielle Brooks star in the new Broadway revival of The Color Purple.
(© David Gordon)

The stars of John Doyle's new Broadway revival of The Color Purple met the press on Friday, November 20.

The company is led by Cynthia Erivo as Celie, Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery, Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Joaquina Kalukango as Nettie, and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo. The production's ensemble is made up of Phoenix Best, Dwayne Clark, Lawrence Clayton, Carrie Compere, Patrice Covington, Adrianna Hicks, Bre Jackson, Grasan Kingsberry, Kevyn Morrow, Ken Robinson, Antoine L. Smith, Carla R. Stewart, Akron Watson, and Rema Webb.

Meet the stars in the gallery below.


Adapted from the novel of the same name by Alice Walker, The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. It tells the story of a woman named Celie as she navigates her life in rural Georgia in the early 1900s. This production, which originated at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013, has an opening night set for December 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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