Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks Star in Broadway's The Color Purple
The first photos from John Doyle's new Broadway revival of The Color Purple have been released.
Cynthia Erivo, Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks make their Broadway debuts in the musical, taking on the roles of Celie, Shug Avery, and Sofia, respectively. The company also includes 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.
Check out the shots 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.