Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform an exclusive version of the title song in our newest music video. Jennifer Hudson is teasing her Broadway debut with a number from The Color Purple. The musical production will begin previews on Nov. 9 before its Dec. 10 opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
- The hit stripped-down version, which was produced by London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in summer 2013 and starred Erivo, is a departure from the splashy original $10 million show, which debuted a decade ago and ran for a little over two years.
- The revival, which opens in December, features a minimal, stripped-down set — on display in the video — allowing the music and characters to be the focus of the musical.
- The musical’s book is by playwright Marsha Norman, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the 1985 Steven Spielberg film that starred Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey.