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Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing 'The Color Purple' Musical Theme

"The Color Purple" performed by Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo
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Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo recording music for "The Color Purple" on Broadway.

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is making her Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of The Color Purple. In a new Facebook video for the show, fans get their first taste of the new production, with Hudson and co-star Cynthia Erivo singing the title song in the studio, intercut with footage from the show.

The revival, which opens in December, features a minimal, stripped-down set -- on display in the video -- allowing the music and characters to be the focus of the musical.

"[It's] a timeless piece of American culture," Hudson 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." 

Check out 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

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