Get ready to shake your shimmy because Jennifer HudsonÂ just snagged the role of the sultry blues singer, Shug AveryÂ in the Broadway play The Color Purple.
This will be the American IdolÂ alum’s foray from the big screen to the big stage and the show will be produced byÂ Scott Sanders, Roy Furman and Oprah Winfrey.
The award-winningÂ actress could add a Tony to her long list of accolades that already includes a Golden Globe, an OscarÂ and a Grammy.
Word is that Cynthia Erivo, who played the role of CelieÂ in the 2013 Broadway musicalÂ at Londonâ€™s Menier Chocolate Factory will be playing the role of Celie in the Broadway production.
The on stage adaptation of Alice Walkerâ€™s critically acclaimedÂ book will be directed and designed by John Doyle,Â a Tony award winner for his work in Sweeney Todd.
Congratulations Jennifer. Break a leg!