Jennifer Hudson To Make Her Broadway Debut In ‘The Color Purple’

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Jennifer Hudson is taking her unmatchable talents to Broadway. The Oscar winner plans to make her debut in the Theater District with the revival of The Color Purple.

The Chi-town native has signed on to play the role of Shug Avery in the Oprah Winfrey co-produced production when the live rendition of the 1985 movie returns stateside after its 2013 stint in London, England.

This also marks the play’s 10th year on Broadway since it opened to critical-acclaim and received a number of accolades for its live rendition of the Alice Walker-penned book.

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