Oprah Winfrey says she Does Not Want to Do Dark Plays; Is in Search of Plays With ‘Happier Endings’


Oprah Winfrey will not be making her long-awaited Broadway debut in ‘Night, Mother. As previously reported, the iconic talk show host had been looking to headline a revival of the play opposite six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, but she has decided against it. “I just didn’t want to be in the space of suicide every night for six months,” Winfrey told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’d like something with a happier ending.”

However, Winfrey is considering starring in two other unnamed plays on the Great White Way. She will also co-produce the Jennifer Hudson-led revival of The Color Purple on the Main Stem this fall.

Winfrey has recently been seen on screen in Selma and The Butler. In addition to healing the world with her syndicated talk show for 25 years, she famously starred in the 1985 film of The Color Purple and produced the musical version on Broadway in 2005.

SOURCE: Imogen Lloyd Webber 
Broadway Buzz

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