Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut in The Color Purple, Will Be 3rd American Idol Alum to Star in Musical

January 9, 2015 10:04 PM

5 0

Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut in The Color Purple, Will Be 3rd American Idol Alum to Star in Musical

Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy winner, is set to make her debut in a Broadway show, The Color Purple, and is following in the footsteps of two fellow former American Idol contestants—who both competed against her during the same year!

The 33-year-old, who came in seventh place during the third season of the show in 2004, will play Shug Avery in a revival of the musical that is set to premiere this fall and is co-produced by Oprah Winfrey, who starred in a 1985 film adaptation, organizers said in a statement to E! News on Friday.

Read more

To category page

Loading...