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Jennifer Hudson & Danielle Brooks Bring 'The Color Purple' To Broadway

Jennifer Hudson rocks out a cute black and white look at the Broadway cast photo call of her new play The Color Purple at Intercontinental Hotel on Friday (November 20) in New York City.

“I just love the energy that the people bring,” the 34-year-old actress told Broadway.com. “Just to see the love for theater and live music and seeing it being appreciated, it drives me. I just love it!”

Other cast members in attendance: Kyle Scatliffe, Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Joaquina Kalukango, and Isaiah Johnson.

“I’m so grateful that I get to do this,” Danielle said. “I love every bit about it. It’s been a thrill from the first rehearsal to the first preview and now [it's] creeping up on the opening, so it’s been great.”

The Color Purple will officially open on Thursday, December 10th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street).

20+ pictures inside of The Color Purple photo call… More Here! »

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Jennifer Hudson's New Song 'I Run' From 'Chi-Raq' - Listen Now!

Jennifer Hudson‘s song “I Run” from the Chi-Raq motion picture soundtrack has just been released!

The soundtrack features new music from R. Kelly, Sam Dew, Mali Music, Treasure Davis and Nick Cannon, among others.

Chi-Raq is Spike Lee‘s new film which features Jennifer, Nick, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Chi-Raq will hit theaters on December 4 – be sure to check it out! The film is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes.

Jennifer Hudson Makes 'The Color Purple' Broadway Debut!

Jennifer Hudson is all smiles while taking her first bow at the first preview of Broadway’s The Color Purple held at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Tuesday (November 10) in New York City.

The 34-year-old entertainer is featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine in support of the John Doyle Broadway revival – See what she had to share with the mag below!

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On making her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in The Color Purple: “I have butterflies taking on this role, but I like that. I never second guessed it – I just hopped right in. She is such a different funky character for me and I was very attached to book and the film.”

On her family enjoying living in New York: “We love seeing musicals. We’ve made it to The Lion King and Wicked already. My son says, ‘Mommy, this feels like home!’”

How she takes care of her voice: “Plenty of rest, and I drink lots of warm water with lemon and honey.”

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Hudson at the first preview of The Color PurpleMore Here! »

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Jared Leto & Lupita Nyong'o Step Out for Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

Oscar winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o hit up the red carpet at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall on Monday night (November 9) in New York City.

The pair was joined by another Academy Award winning actress and entertainer Jennifer Hudson!

At one point, many thought Jared and Lupita were a romantic item! But those rumors slowly faded away as she was linked to another individual. Both Jared and Lupita won Oscars back in 2014.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Jason Wu gown, Chelsea Paris shoes, and Stephen Webster jewels. Jennifer is wearing Marchesa.

30+ pictures inside of Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o at the awards… More Here! »

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Spike Lee Returns with 'Chi-Raq' - Watch the Trailer

Spike Lee takes on a classic Greek play for his new film Chi-Raq, set to be released on Amazon on Dec 4th.

Based on Aristophanes’ Greek play, Lysistrata, the new film follows gang violence by a few men in a neighborhood in Chicago.

Similar to the play’s plot-line, a powerful female member of the community, Lysistrata, bands all the women together to withhold sex from their partners to put an end to the fighting and bloodshed. Predictably this leads to the inevitable decision of the men to choose weapons or their women.

The film boasts a star studded cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, and Teyonah Parris playing Lysistrata.

This is also Amazon Studios first featured film.

Chi-Raq Trailer

Jennifer Hudson Participates in 90-Minute Conversation About 'The Color Purple' - Watch Here!

Jennifer Hudson poses for a photo with her The Color Purple co-star Cynthia Erivo at the TimesTalk about the upcoming Broadway revival held at The New School on Thursday (October 29) in New York City.

The pair were joined at the event by author Alice Walker and director John Doyle.

Jennifer, Cynthia, Alice and John participated in a ninety-minute discussion about the musical, and it was all recorded and archived. You can watch the entire 90 minute convo below…

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Hudson and others at the TimesTalk… More Here! »

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Jennifer Hudson Glam Up for the Ballet

Sarah Jessica Parker sparkles in blue while attending the 2015 New York City Ballet Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Wednesday night (September 30) in New York City.

The 50-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by Jennifer Hudson, Ivanka Trump, Rose McGowan, and Vanessa Williams.

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“I had a lovely evening with @prabalgurung tonight at the New York City ballet gala!” Jennifer tweeted.

FYI: SJP is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress, Cartier jewels, SJP Collection shoes, and a vintage Chanel bag. Jennifer is wearing Kwiat jewels.

20+ pictures inside of Sarah Jessica Parker and more at the gala… More Here! »

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