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Jennifer Hudson will soon add Broadway performer to her resume, which already includes Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe winner.

Hudson has signed on to play Shug Avery, a sultry blues singer, in the musical “The Color Purple.” This will be Hudson’s first musical theater role since her award-winning performance in the 2006 film “Dreamgirls.”

Oprah Winfrey, who produced the show in 2005, will be backing this revival, along with her theatrical business partner Scott Sanders.

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