Jennifer Hudson to Star in Broadway’s ‘Color Purple,’ but Won’t Play Celie

January 10, 2015 2:09 AM

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Jennifer Hudson to Star in Broadway’s ‘Color Purple,’ but Won’t Play Celie

Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut in a revival of “The Color Purple” this fall — but instead of playing protagonist Celie, she’ll portray nightclub singer Shug Avery.

Oprah Winfrey, who produced the musical in its initial outing, returns for the revival alongside fellow original producers Scott Sanders and Roy Furman.

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