Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Sofia’s home now!

Danielle Brooks, who plays ‘Taystee’ on the hit TV show, “Orange is the New Black,” will make her Broadway debut as ‘Sofia’ in the upcoming Broadway musical revival of “The Color Purple.”  A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Brooks joins the previously announced Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo in the critically acclaimed staging from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.  All three women will be making their Broadway debuts with this production.
color purple insideDirected by Tony Award winner John Doyle, “The Color Purple” will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and will officially open on Thursday, December 10.   “The Color Purple” is produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa.
Brooks’ other credits include the Sony/Rovio animated feature, “Angry Birds,” alongside Maya Rudolph and Josh Gad; “HBO’s Girls;” the indie feature film “I Dream Too Much,” executive produced by Richard Linklater (SXSW); and “Time Out of Mind,” written and directed by Oren Moverman, starring Richard Gere.
“Orange is the New Black” will return for its third season on June 12th, 2015.
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