Danielle Brooks Cast as Sofia in The Color Purple

Color Purple

Essence reports that Danielle Brooks (Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson) has been cast in The Color Purple on Broadway as Sofia.

“That’s the biggest thing I took out of getting this role—finding your inner strength,” she said. “When you’re in a career where you hear so many ‘no’s,’ you have to figure that out. You have to find that inner strength within yourself. And that’s why [Sofia] means so much. She’s such a bold woman, such a goddess, such a stoic character, and I’m excited to take this journey.”

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