The reviews for The Color Purple are in.
And it looks like Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and newcomer Cynthia Erivo may want to get an early start on their Tony Award dresses.
The Oscar winner and the Orange Is the New Black star made their Broadway debuts last night alongside Erivo when the Oprah Winfrey-produced revival of The Color Purple musical opened at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.
"It's overwhelming," Hudson, who plays the sexy nightclub singer Shug, told me at the opening after party at the Copacabana (before the reviews were released). "It's a magical moment. I don't know how many times you guys told us it's something that you have to experience and it was so true. I didn't get it until literally stepping in it, stepping on the stage, feeling that love, whatever that magic is. It's surreal."