Taystee is coming to Broadway.
“Orange Is the New Black’s” Danielle Brooks will play Sofia this November in the revival of “The Color Purple” alongside Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo. All three women will be making their Broadway debuts in the production.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Brooks rose to stardom with her role Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the hit Netflix series, also scoring roles on HBO’s “Girls” and the upcoming Sony animated film “Angry Birds.”
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” was adapted for stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.
Director Josh Doyle’s production of “The Color Purple” first debuted at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013.
Previews will begin on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacob’s Theatre November 9, with opening night set for December 10.