Jennifer Hudson to star in ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway

Jennifer Hudson is set to star in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple musical.

Hudson will play the role of Shug Avery in a scaled down version of the show, originally produced by Orpah Winfrey.

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino played the main role of Celie on Broadway and LaToya London played Nettie on the national tour.

Did you guys read that correctly? When JHud steps into Broadway in a few months, the heralded THREE DIVAS from American Idol Season 3 would have appeared on this show — in three of the four big female roles! I’m actually salivating at the thought that all three of them could be on the show together. Oh the scene with Celie and Shug together would be delicious with Fantasia and Jennifer. We should all write in a petition!

H/T: E!

Jennifer Hudson to star in 'The Color Purple' on Broadway

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