Introducing Ms. Celie: Fantasia Barrino! 

Fantasia Barrino was overwhelmed and in tears as she took her curtain call after her first performance in The Color Purple on Broadway Tuesday night! Congratulations to her! And I hear she was the reason for $6 million worth of advance tickets being sold! Damn ‘tasia, you gettin it ain’t you!

“It’s such a blessing,” Fantasia told the Daily News . “I’d never even been to a Broadway show. It’s exciting to think that people who’ve never been will come to see the show.”

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