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OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Joins The Color Purple on Broadway

OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Joins The Color Purple on Broadway

Danielle Brooks Taystee Color Purple

Co-stars Jennifer Hudson and newcomer Cynthia Erivo will also make their Broadway debut.

Danielle Brooks, known as "Taystee" from Netflix's Orange is the New Black, is going to make her Broadway debut as Sofia in the upcoming production of The Color Purple.

Brooks will be joining Oscar- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson, who plays Shug Avery, and London breakout star Cynthia Erivo, making her big stage debut as Celie.

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Tony Award-winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company) is set to direct and design the show at the Bernard B. Jacob's Theatre this fall.

Previews for the show begin on Monday, November 9, and the show will open to the public on December 10. Save us a seat!

Tickets for The Color Purple go on sale June 22 for Audience Rewards members and July 2 for the general public. For more information visit

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