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Purple is the New Black!

Purple is the New Black!

Well not really. BUT…Danielle Brooks a.k.a. Taystee from Orange is the New Black just landed a role in the critically-acclaimed musical ‘The Color Purple.”

This will mark Brooks’ first time on Broadway and she will play “Sofia” in the production. Brooks joins Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Shug Avery) and Cynthia Erivo (Celie).

Previews for the John Doyle directed production at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater are slated to begin on November 9. “The Color Purple” officially opens on December 10.

Congratulations to Ms. Brooks as she stars in her very first Broadway production!