Jennifer Hudson to Make Broadway Debut as Celie in « The Color Purple » Revival

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Jennifer Hudson performs during the Pinoy Relief Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Jennifer Hudson performs during the Pinoy Relief Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar to her name but might need to make room for a Tony Award, as she is reportedly set to star in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple.

According to the New York Post, Hudson will make her Broadway debut in the revival of the show. The revival is being produced by Oprah Winfrey, who also produced the show in 2005.  This time, the production of The Color Purple musical will have more of an emotional appeal.

“This Color Purple comes from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, which specializes in stripping down big-budget Broadway shows, giving them an emotional punch they lacked the first time around,” the New York Post reports.

Hudson has talked about wanting to take…

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