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Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks to Make Broadway Debut in 'Color Purple'!

Danielle Brooks, best known for playing Taystee in Orange is the New Black, is headed to Broadway with The Color Purple!

The 25-year-old actress will play Sofia in the Broadway revival. Sofia is the role made famous by Oprah Winfrey in the film version of the show.

“My body is having an out-of-body experience,” Danielle said about the casting news (via ABC). “I’m so shocked and honored and grateful.”

The cast also includes Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery and Cynthia Erivo as Celie, who will both also be making their Broadway debuts.

“It’s opened so many doors in so many ways. I’m grateful that they’ve been so supportive of me and the new journey that I’m about to take,” Danielle added about OITNB. “Taystee is very much still alive. So far. Knock on wood, please.”

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, & Laverne Cox Step Out In Style to Celebrate 'OITNB' Season 3!

Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Laverne Cox look gorgeous as they strike a poses at Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black For Your Consideration Screening held at the Directors Guild Of America on Wednesday (May 20) in Los Angeles.

The three ladies were joined by their co-stars Danielle Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Selenis Leyva, as well as creator Jenji Kohan as they all also sat down for a special fan Q&A.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Schilling

The third season of Netflix original series is slated to be released on Friday (June 12) – We can’t wait!

FYI: Taylor is wearing a Roksanda dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Vhernier jewelry. Laverne is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress, Pleaser shoes, Rue Gembon earrings, and Yael Sonia bracelet.

15+ pictures inside of Taylor Schilling and her co-stars at their Orange Is The New Black screening… More Here! »

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Uzo Aduba & Danielle Brooks Help Honor 'OITNB' Co-Star Kate Mulgrew at Stella By Starlight Gala!

Uzo Aduba hits the red carpet while attending the Stella By Starlight: The Stella Adler Studio Of Acting’s 2015 Fundraising Gala on Monday (May 11) in New York City.

The Orange is the New Black actress was joined by her co-stars Selenis Leyva and Danielle Brooks as they all got together to show their support for cast mate Kate Mulgrew, who was honored at the event with The Stella Adler Award.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uzo Aduba

Boyhood actor Ethan Hawke was also in attendance to receive The Marlon Brando Award for excellence in the arts and a life devoted to social engagement.

FYI: Uzo is wearing a Tory Burch dress.

15+ pictures inside of Uzo Aduba and her Orange Is The New Black co-stars at the gala… More Here! »

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New 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 3 Trailer Is Here!

A new trailer for the upcoming third season of Orange Is the New Black has arrived and it’s making us even more excited for the new episodes to hit Netflix.

The new season will debut in full on June 12, so get ready to sit on your couch and binge watch the show all day long.

Orange Is the New Black‘s award-winning ensemble is led by Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone, and more.

ARE YOU EXCITED for the third season?


Orange Is the New Black – Series Trailer

Michelle Obama Gives Inspiring Speech at Black Girls Rock 2015

Michelle Obama takes the stage while attending the 2015 Black Girls Rock! event held at the NJ Performing Arts Center on Saturday (March 28) in Newark, N.J.

The 51-year-old First Lady was joined by Ava DuVernay, Carmen Ejogo, Danielle Brooks, Cicely Tyson, Fantasia Barrino, and Regina King.

“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Mrs. Obama told the crowd. “I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”

Make sure to watch the special when it airs on BET on Sunday, April 5 at 7/6c.

15+ pictures inside of Michelle Obama, Ava DuVernay, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Taylor Schilling & 'Orange is the New Black' Cast Sing 'Don't Talk to Me' Cover - Watch Now!

Taylor Schilling shows some sass while singing “Don’t Talk To Me” in a brand new promo for her hit show Orange is the New Black!

The 30-year-old actress is joined by her co-stars Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox, Kate Mulgrew, and Danielle Brooks.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Schilling

If you didn’t know, the cast is covering Tre Coast ft. Lycia Faith‘s “Don’t Talk To Me,” which was inspired by the show’s character Leanne’s Stop, Don’t Talk To Me scene in season 2.

Mark your calendars, Orange is the New Black returns for season three on Friday, June 12.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Orange is the New Black’s cover of “Don’t Talk to Me”?


‘Orange is the Black’ Cast Sing ‘Don’t Talk to Me’

Uzo Aduba & Laverne Cox Wow at 'Essence' Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox hit the carpet in style while arriving at the 2015 Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by their Orange is the New Black co-stars Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, and Vicky Jeudy.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uzo Aduba

Also attending the event were Chanel Iman, Kelly Rowland, Shonda Rhimes, and Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Theory top and Whistles skirt. Uzo is wearing a LK Bennett dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Rodo clutch, and Kwiat jewels. Chanel is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Melissa Kaye Jewelry earrings and Graziela Gems and EF Collection rings.

10+ pictures inside of Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, and more at the Essence luncheon… More Here! »

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