Introducing Ms. Celie: Fantasia Barrino!

It’s been reported that Fantasia Barrino is set to return to her role as Celie in the musical stageplay adaptation of The Color Purple. The play ended its stint at broad a year ago back in February 2008, and is set to run for three months in Washington, D.C. starting June 30th 2009. She will also play dates when the show travels to Chicago and Atlanta as well. A rep for the production would not confirm the casting news.

“I don’t know anything about it, so I can not confirm this story,” said publicist Linda Stewart of It Is Done Communication.

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