Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut this fall in the Oprah Winfrey-backed revival of "The Color Purple."
Hudson will play the role of Shug Avery, a sultry blues singer, in the musical. It has been reported in the New York Post that Winfrey reached out to Hudson personally to invite her to join the cast. The production's director will be John Doyle, who received a directing Tony in 2006 for his own Broadway debut with "Sweeney Todd."
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