Following its sell-out success at the Menier Chocolate Factory, John Doyle’s new production of The Colour Purple is headed to Broadway. The new production sees Cynthia Erivo reprising the role of Celie alongside Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery. In this exciting video we hear Cynthia and Jennifer singing the title song from the show. You can also hear Jennifer sing Too Beautiful for Words and see scenes from the show below. Previews for The Colour Purple begin on November 10, 2015 at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre on Broadway.
For 90 minutes of ecstatic storytelling, you are transported to a place where love, death and consequence are dancing together and where a victory for true love might just not be what you first think it will. Chita Rivera, an incandescent star of the Broadway stage in undiminished glory, is faultless. One of the best of Kander & Ebb’s musicals, The Visit is the best, most important, musical currently playing on Broadway.