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    Danielle Brooks and Fantasia Barrino to Lead ‘The Color Purple’ Musical

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    Danielle Brooks and Fantasia Barrino portray Sofia and Celie

    ‘The Native Sun’ credited Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule is all set to start musical journey with Movie Musical “The Color Purple”. Moreover, the casting came into limelight after the Thursday night announcement on ‘Soul of a Nation’.

    He casts ‘Peacemaker’s Danielle Brooks as ‘Sofia’. Fantasia Barrino of ‘Life is not a Fairytale’ plays the character of ‘Celie’. In addition, the storyline is the adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

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    “The Color Purple” Cast announced in ABC News special

    During ABC News special “Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising”, the ‘ABC News Live Prime’ anchor Linsey Davis announced the “The Color Purple” cast. Moreover, the special program holds interviews of women and special moments with Oprah Winfrey as well as Whoopi Goldberg.

    In the course of special moments, they showed sneak peek of the Zoom call moment when Oprah Winfrey talked about the role to Danielle Brooks. She was spellbound at that moment that she becomes emotional and conveyed Winfrey thanks. She was so happy that Winfrey, who is famous her 1985 ‘Sofie’ portrayal, herself selected her to pass on the iconic character.

    Barrino conveyed the role of ‘Celie’ connected her with her younger-self. Moreover, the character made her realize her real being. She started to she the world with new perception and made her relate with beautiful-self.

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    Incredible “The Color Purple” Crew

    Fantasia Barrino who starred for Broadway as ‘Celie’ in 2007 following her “American Idol” victory will once again step into the role. Moreover, Brooks will perform as ‘Sofia’. This role earned her name and fame especially after her 2015 revival performance. Furthermore, she got place in nomination list of Tony Award for the role of ‘Sofia’. Both actors re-enacted their roles from stage musicals.

    Besides, the cast is full of acclaimed personalities like Taraji p. Hension portrays the character of Shug Avery, Colman Domingo lead as Mister, Corey Hawkins as Harpo, Halle Bailey perform role of Nettie, Oscar-winning artist H.E.R. plays Squeak and many more.

    The Oscar nominee, Oprah Winfrey is always appreciated for her role as ‘Sofia’ in Steven Spielberg movie in 1985. Furthermore, she will produce the musical version “The Color Purple” apace with Spielberg. The upcoming movie will be produced under her Harpo Films banner. Besides, iconic filmmaker Blitz Bazawule will account for direction. Furthermore, “The Chi” famed writer Marcus Gardley wrote the screenplay and the stage musical.

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