Tuesday, 24 November 2015

WOWZERS! Watch Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson sing 'The Color Purple' live

This morning (24th November) Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson were guests on Good Morning America to perform the title song from The Color Purple. The duo are both currently making their Broadway debuts in the musical which is in previews ahead of opening night on 10th December. Watch their roof-raising performance below!

Starring alongside Erivo and Hudson as Celie and Shug Avery are Danielle Brooks (Sofia), Isaiah Johnson (Mister), Joaquina Kalukango (Nettie) and Kyle Scatliffe (Harpo). 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 features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee 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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