Monday, 27 July 2015

Further casting announced for Broadway revival of The Color Purple

Further casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of The Color Purple starring Cynthia Erivo as Celie, Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery and Danielle Brooks as Sofia.

Joining the cast are: Isaiah Johnson (The Merchant of Venice) as Mister, Joaquina Kalukango (The Wild Party) as Nettie and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Misérables) as Harpo. Final casting to be announced.

The show is directed by John Doyle who also directed The Color Purple's UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Erivo. The Color Purple opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 3rd December 2015 (previews from 9th November). Oprah Winfrey is producing the production (she also produced the original 2005 Broadway production).

The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda RussellAllee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the musical tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.

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