Watch Jennifer Hudson Belt Out 'The Color Purple' Song Ahead of Broadway Debut

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The singer-actress sings a new version of the title song alongside co-star Cynthia Erivo.

Jennifer Hudson is teasing her Broadway debut with a number from The Color Purple.

The singer-actress, who joins fellow Broadway newbies Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo in the John Doyle revival, is featured in a new video for the show, in which she belts out the title song alongside her co-star.

The musical production will begin previews on Nov. 10 before its Dec. 10 opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

The hit stripped-down version, which was produced by London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in summer 2013 and starred Erivo, is a departure from the splashy original $10 million show, which debuted a decade ago and ran for a little over two years.

The Oprah Winfrey-produced show has a score by Brenda RussellAllee Willis and Stephen Bray, which combines jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. The musical's book is by playwright Marsha Norman, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the 1985 Steven Spielberg film that starred Whoopi Goldberg and Winfrey.

Watch the 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

Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. A previous version of this article incorrectly noted the revised preview date.

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