Jennifer Hudson to star in Live Hairspray Musical
While Jennifer Hudson is currently starring in the latest Broadway iteration of The Color Purple, come this fall she’ll return to the small screen to co-star in the live NBC production of the musical, Hairspray. The Oscar-winning actress will play Motormouth Maybelle, a role originally made famous by singer Ruth Brown.
When The Color Purple makes its return to Broadway this fall, it will be doing so with an amazing array of talent.
Along with Jennifer Hudson, who will play the role of Shug Avery, we have Cynthia Enrivo, who wowed fans in the London production as Celie, and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) who will be taking on the role of Sofia.
Jennifer and Cynthia recently recorded a duet together of the play’s title track, which will be featured in the show when it begins previews on November 10, and then opens live at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10.
Jennifer Hudson Endorses New Line of Jeans by New York & Company
Jennifer Hudson is the new face of New York & Company’s expanded line of Soho jeans.
The Oscar winning singer and actress announced her collaboration with the brand earlier today, telling WWD “What I love most about New York is the diversity. It’s a haven for individuality and I have always found that to be inspiring. That sort of energy affects me in all ways but especially when it comes to my style. New York & Company’s Soho Jeans Collection helps women the same way with a line that’s fashion forward, great fitting and comfortable for whatever their day may bring.”