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first_img Star Files The Color Purple Hell yes! Tickets are now on sale for The Color Purple, starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. The John Doyle-helmed musical will begin performances on November 10 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and is set to officially open on December 10.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie (Erivo), a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Hudson will take on the role of Shug Avery and Brooks will play Sofia.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on July 15, 2013, starring Erivo. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Check out Broadway.com’s exclusive interview with the leading ladies and Doyle below. Danielle Brooks Cynthia Erivo Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 View Comments Jennifer Hudson Related Showslast_img read more