'The Color Purple' Broadway Album Is Coming — Here's What We Know, Including Release Date

'The Color Purple' Broadway Album Is Coming — Here's What We Know, Including Release Date
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Broadway's revival of The Color Purple will soon have a album to share with its adoring public. Playbill reports that the show's cast will begin recording a soundtrack on Monday for a Jan. 29 release date via Broadway Records. American sound engineer Frank Filipetti will produce the soundtrack. Fans can be the first to receive a copy of the compilation by pre-ordering the album from the record label here

The soundtrack early next year comes from the latest rendition of The Color Purple, directed by John Doyle, and which debuted at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London on Thursday. The show stars Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and, notably, Danielle Brooks of Orange is the New Black

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The musical is an adaptation of the 2004 novel written by Alice Walker. The first time audiences experienced the story as a musical was on Broadway in 2005, according to Playbill, and the play went on to run 917 performances. 

The show marks Hudson's Broadway debut, and as such, has made headlines. On Tuesday, the actress appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a rendition of "Push Da Button."

Here's Hudson in action:

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Liz Rowley

Liz is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at lrowley@mic.com.

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