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Fantasia Joins 'The Color Purple'

Fantasia Joins 'The Color Purple'

The rumors are true! American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino joins the Oprah Winfrey-produced musical The Color Purple.

Fantasia will take on the role of the central character named Celie, a young woman who is sexually abused by her father and impregnated by her father (who, she later discovers, is her stepfather).

She joins other American Idol veterans who have made their way onto Broadway including Constantine Maroulis in The Wedding Singer and Diana DeGarmo in Hairspray.

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