NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Danielle Brooks is going from orange to purple — jumping from “Orange Is the New Black” on TV to a Broadway stage in the upcoming “The Color Purple” revival.
The actress, who plays Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the Netflix series, will play the proud, no-nonsense Sofia in the upcoming production directed and designed by John Doyle. She’ll play the role Oprah Winfrey played in the film.
The cast also includes Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery and Cynthia Erivo as Celie. Performances start Nov. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The musical is a stage version of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.