Winfrey To Produce Broadway Musical
US talk show host OPRAH WINFREY is branching out to produce a Broadway musical based on ALICE WALKER's critically acclaimed novel THE COLOR PURPLE.
Winfrey starred alongside WHOOPI GOLDBERG in the 1985 film version which depicts the struggles of a young black girl who is raped by her father. The plot is of harrowing significance for the talk show star as she also suffered sexual abuse as a child.
And she hopes her fame will help the show reach a wider audience.
She says, "I hope to open the door to the possibilities for a world of people who have never been or even thought of going to a Broadway show."