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Jennifer Hudson, "OITNB" Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo Discuss Upcoming Roles in "The Color Purple" + Advice from Oprah

This weekend was aboslutely amazing and empowering as thousands of women of color gathered together at the Jacob Javitz Center for Circle of Sisters 2015. Several panelist took to the stage over the weekend, to bring valueable thought provoking information.

One of the stand out panels that brought some in-depth, inside information was the uplifting and star-studded panel with the ladies of "The Color Purple" on Broadway. Sitting down for a talk with WBLS' Shaila and Hot97's Nessa,  Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks spoke about the importance of black actresses careers and what they have each individually brought to the characters they will portray in the Broadway production. The conversation also revealed the advice they received from producer of the play and former movie cast member, Oprah Winfrey.

This will be a Broadway debut for all three actresses and the feelings are of course surreal and mesmerizing for the women. Check out the full panel discussion below:

 

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