Monday, 24 August 2015

Watch Jennifer Hudson & Cynthia Erivo perform title song from The Color Purple

Entertainment Weekly have released an exclusive music video of Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo performing the title song from The Color Purple. Watch the video below.

Hudson and Erivo will star as Shug Avery and Celie in The Color Purple's Broadway revival which opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 3rd December 2015 (previews from 9th November). The show is directed by John Doyle who also directed The Color Purple's UK premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Erivo.

The cast also includes Danielle Brooks as Sofia, Isaiah Johnson as Mister, Joaquina Kalukango as Nettie and Kyle Scatliffe as Harpo. Final casting to be announced.

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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