Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo

Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo

*Broadway’s revival of “The Color Purple,” with Jennifer Hudson in the role of Shug Avery, is gearing up for its December open with a new tease of the actress singing the title song.

A new Facebook video for the show features J-Hud with co-star Cynthia Erivo singing in the studio, intercut with footage from the production.

Hudson, already an Oscar winner, will make her Broadway debut in the revival.

“[It’s] a timeless piece of American culture,” she recently told People about the show. “The story holds a special place in my heart because, in part, it’s so honest. All of the characters are true to who they are. Each individual is an integral part of the message and it brings a complex emotion that sticks with the audience.”

Watch the preview video below.

Now our eyes are open! Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo perform an exclusive version of the title song in our newest music video.

Posted by The Color Purple Musical on Tuesday, August 25, 2015