Fantasia’s Arrival On ‘The Color Purple’ Pumps Up Box Office

The New York Daily News reports has brought in $6 million into the box office of the hit Oprah Winfrey-produced musical ‘The Color Purple’ since February 22nd, when it was announced that the ‘American Idol’ season three winner would join the show on April 10th in the starring role of Celie. “I know the movie,” Barrino said. “I own the movie. But I never thought I’d be Celie. The show brought me to tears. It’s such a blessing.” The full article at has since been removed or relocated.

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