This edition: "The Color Purple"Tweet
Original tape date: February 5, 2016.
First aired: February 27, 2016.
We welcome The Color Purple's stars Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and its director John Doyle to discuss Doyle's remarkable revival based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. They share when they each first encountered The Color Purple and subsequently signed onto this production. Hudson says she was offered the show and said, "Sure!" before she even knew what part they wanted her to play.
In addition, the timely subject comes up of #OscarsSoWhite (Hudson was only the 4th African-American woman to win an Academy Award), as well as ethnic diversity in Hollywood compared to diversity on Broadway.
Danielle Brooks Actor, “The Color Purple”
John Doyle Director, “The Color Purple”
Cynthia Erivo Actor, “The Color Purple”
Jennifer Hudson Actor, “The Color Purple”