OITNB's Danielle Brooks to Join 'The Color Purple' on Broadway

Some other Orange Is The New Black-related news as the show's third season looms closer...Danielle Brooks, a.k.a. Taystee, is making her Great White Way debut as Sofia in a Broadway production of The Color Purple.

Brooks joins Jennifer Hudson, who is slated to play Shug Avery, and London-based star Cynthia Erivo, making her stage debut as Celie. Tony Award-winning director/set designer John Doyle, who's previous credits include Sweeney Todd and Company, is on board to helm the project. 

Previews for the production begin November 9, with the show opening to the general public on December 10.