Wednesday, October 7

Full cast announced for Broadway's The Color Purple starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks

Full casting has just been announced for the  Jennifer Hudson (as Shug Avery), Cynthia Erivo (Celie) and Danielle Brooks (Sofia) Broadway Revival of The Color Purple. They will be joined by  Isaiah Johnson (as Mister), Joaquina Kalukango (as Nettie) as Nettie, and Kyle Scatliffe (as Harpo) with 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.

Adapted from the novel 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 is directed by Tony winner John Doyle. Ii originated at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013 and is set to begin performances  on November 10th, opening on Decemberth 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

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