This fall, Jennifer Hudson will make her long-awaited Broadway debut as the sultry Shug Avery in the joyous and triumphant musical “The Color Purple.” 

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The production released a music video featuring Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo performing a special version of the title song from the musical’s Tony-nominated score. It was produced by six-time Grammy Award-winner Harvey Mason, Jr. Produced by Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa, The Color purple will return to Broadway this fall in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the London production will play Celie and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks will play Sofia. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts.

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