What Did Jennifer Hudson Cause John Doyle to Ban from The Color Purple?

first_imgJennifer Hudson may be known to “Push Da Button” on stage as Shug Avery in The Color Purple, but she’s also pushing some buttons off stage. While chatting with Seth Meyers on Late Night, the Oscar and Grammy winner revealed that she can pop gum like no other, and while director John Doyle initially tried to work that habit into her portrayal of Shug, he eventually had to ban her from chewing gum. Don’t worry, though: She’s still popping a plethora of high notes at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre alongside co-star Cynthia Erivo, who just so happens to be the object of affection for her six-year-old son. Take a look below to learn all about the adorable crush and more, including J. Hud’s first preview surprise. Star Files Related Shows View Comments Jennifer Hudson The Color Purple Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017last_img

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