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Oprah Winfrey may star in Broadway revival of ‘night, Mother’

Oprah Winfrey attends the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Montecito Award to Oprah Winfrey at the Arlington Theatre on February 5, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California.
(Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Oprah Winfrey is taking her acting career seriously and she may be soon seen on Broadway. According to the Hollywood Reporter on Feb. 6, the media mogul is in talks to make her Broadway debut in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘night, Mother’.

Winfrey would star opposite of Tony-winner Audra McDonald in the play that would be directed by another Tony winner, George C. Wolfe. Scott Sanders would produce the play that would open during the 2015-16 Broadway season.

Oprah, who just celebrated her 60th birthday, has a couple of acting credits on her résumé. Her first role was in the 1998 film “Beloved” and recently she has received kudos for her recent role in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler”.

Oprah has said in the past that Broadway was a dream of hers, and now she has the time and is apparently making that dream happen. In a past interview with the Hollywood Reporter she says, “I’d like to be in the space where I really feel like I have nothing to prove.”

Right now, she is at that spot. She is also working on a Broadway revival of the musical version of “The Color Purple”, a project she is also working on with Scott Sanders. Oprah Winfrey on Broadway would be something to see.

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