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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:34:25

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    Oscar winner and former American Idol contestant (who didn't win) Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut. She will do so in a revival of The Color Purple.

    Hudson will portray singer Shug Avery. She was personally invited to take the role by Oprah Winfrey.

    An opening date and venue for the revival, which is said to be stripped down, will be revealed shortly.

    Would you like to see the revival of The Color Purple?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.12.15



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