EW: Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Hudson, and Cynthia Erivo in Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’

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Entertainment Weekly (Novmber 6, 2015) features Danielle Brooks (“Taystee”) and fellow cast members Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo for their leading roles in the highly anticipated Broadway show, The Color Purple.

Brooks reflects:

“I couldn’t have done this before Orange Is the New Black. . . . God has a funny way of saying, ‘No, no, no…’ Because this is the one you need to be making your Broadway debut in. . . . I saw the original [The Color Purple] when I was 15, ten years ago. . . . It was so transformative to see people on stage with the same skin tone as myself. And now it’s full circle, the thing that made me want to be an actor [letting me] provoke the same thing in another young chocolate girl.”

For the full article, see this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

Click here for a related article on The Color Purple.


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