Cynthia Erivo to make her Broadway debut in 'The Color Purple'

March 16, 2015 7:40 PM

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Co-starring Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery, the musical will begin preview performances in New York Nov. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It will officially open Dec. 3.

"What [director] John Doyle has done with The Color Purple is a revelation -- he was able to maintain the show's epic sweep and sense of history while also ensuring that Celie's journey be an intimate, emotionally profound theatrical experience," producer Scott Sanders said in a statement Monday. "C...

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