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'Waitress' Broadway Opening Night - Arrival & Curtain Call

Sara Bareilles’ ‘Waitress’ Sees Solid Demand on Resale Ticket Market Amid ‘Hamilton’ Craze >>

Unless you've been living under a rock this year, you're probably well aware that "Hamilton" has quickly become Broadway's biggest sensation since it opened last August. In the whirlwind, a handful of other shows, including the Sara Bareilles-scored "Waitress," have been turning heads this spring with big resale ticket prices and continued demand.

67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room

Broadway Stars Viola Davis & Uzo Aduba Winners at 67th Emmy Awards >>

The 67th annual primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 20 this year and while the show is a night to celebrate television; many Broadway fans were intrigued from the start. Not only did the show make a bizarre 'Les Miserables' send-up for the hosts, but a slew of notable Broadway alums, such as Viola Davis and Uza Aduba, took home Emmys as well.

Jennifer Hudson in 'The Color Purple' with Taystee from 'OITNB'

J-Hud, Taystee Revive 'Color Purple'...Zero Mostel Hologram in 'Fiddler on the Roof?' >>

'The Color Purple,' though, has one thing that 'Fiddler on the Roof 'does not have: a famous pop singer. And, least we forget, Danielle Brooks (i.e. "Taystee" from 'Orange is the New Black').

Danielle Brooks

Taystee Debuting on Broadway (in Oprah's Role) for 'The Color Purple' Revival >>

Danielle Brooks, from the Netflix original drama Orange Is the New Black (OITNB), will star in Broadway's revival of The Color Purple later this year in December. Made famous from her role as beloved inmate Taystee, Brooks will make her Broadway debut in The Color Purple later this year, producers announced Wednesday--according to The Hollywood Reporter. Brooks will join fellow Broadway rookies Jennfier Hudson and Cynthia Erivo in the John Doyle revival of the Broadway classic. THR also states that Brooks will play the role of Sofia (orginally played by Oprah Winfrey in a feature film) and that production plans to open on December 10 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Daryl Waters

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Daryl Waters >>

Daryl Waters also worked on 'After Midnight,' 'The Color Purple,' 'Jelly's Last Jam' and 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk.'

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