Encore! Opening Night At 'The Color Purple' on Broadway

Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks, ad Cynthia Erivo are unforgettable as Shug Avery, Sofia, and Celie in the revival of "The Color Purple" musical on Broadway. Here's how they celebrated their star-studded opening night.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 11, 2015

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The Theatre Marquee for the Broadway Opening Night Performance.

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Danielle Brooks (as Sofia) on stage with cast members.

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Cynthia Ervio (as Celie) soaks in the applause.

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Jennifer Hudson (as Shug Avery) receives flowers after taking a bow.

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Author Alice Walker and director John Doyle take the stage during curtain call.

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Author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, onstage a curtain call.

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Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Allee Willis, Marsha Norman, John Doyle, Danielle Brooks and the rest of the cast during the Broadway opening night performance curtain call for The Color Purple.

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Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks attend the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.

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Jennifer Hudson, her nephew, David Otunga, and his son attend the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.

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Gale King attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.

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Adrienne Moore attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Margaret Avery attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Cynthia Ervio attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Danielle Brooks attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Shanice Williams attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Gabourey Sidibe attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City. .

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Tamron Hall attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Uzo Aduba attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Alice Walker attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Phylicia Rashad attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Samira Wiley attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Laverne Cox attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Valerie Simpson attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Patrice Covington attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Jennifer Hudson attends the The Color Purple Broadway Opening Night After Party at Copacabana in New York City.  

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Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba take a selfie at the Opening Night After Party.

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Best friends ever! The cast of Orange is the New Black showed up to support Danielle Brooks.

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Samira Wiley and Gabrielle Sidibe hang out at the Opening Night After Party.

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Patina Miller and Uzo Aduba are pretty in pink at the Opening Night After Party.

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Shug and Shug! Jennifer Hudson and Margaret Avery (who played the namesake in the film) have a warm conversation at the Opening Night After Party.

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Laverne Cox shows Danielle Brooks some love at the Opening Night After Party.

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Joaquina Kalukango and Danielle Brooks hug at the Opening Night After Party.