Jennifer Hudson is coming to Broadway! The singer is gearing up to take the stage as
“Celie”“Shug Avery” in the Oprah-produced revival of ‘The Color Purple’.
via NY Post:
London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, which specializes in stripping down
big-budget Broadway shows, giving them an emotional punch they lacked
the first time around.
that at first it’s hard to detect even remnants of the big, bloated show
that ‘The Color Purple’ once was,” Ben Brantley wrote in the Times.
“This was a second date made in heaven.”
the sick bag when the show got mired in the treacly couldn’t resist
full-throttle ballads and gospel numbers that “almost blow the roof off
the theater,” as the Daily Telegraph put it.
Broadway show for several years. Sources say Oprah called her personally
and asked her to join the production.
that played the Broadway Theatre caused a media circus. On opening
night, Oprah ended her 16-year-old feud with David Letterman and walked
the red carpet with him.
We’ll definitely be going to check this out. We think Jennifer is a perfect fit for Broadway, don’t you?
Update: Jennifer announced herself that she’ll be playing “Shug Avery”.