Oscar-winning Dreamgirls actress and American Idol star Jennifer Hudson is set to take to the Broadway stage for the first time in an upcoming revival of The Color Purple, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders.

33-year-old Hudson, will take on the role of Shug Avery, played by Margaret Avery in the film and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original Broadway production. 

The musical written by Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray first opened on Broadway in 2005.

Further casting has yet to be announced.