Chaka Khan is, indeed, every woman, including Sofia in the Broadway Theatre’s production of The Color Purple. Gospel singer Bebe Winans, who had a small role in The Manchurian Candidate, will also join the cast tonight. Check here for tickets.
Ensemble member Montego Glover officially takes over the role of Nettie Jan. 9 as well.
Matinees of The Color Purple will now feature “American Idol” finalist Lakisha Jones in the role of Sofia. Jones currently performs the role of the Church Soloist.