All the Praise Hands For The Color Purple's Show-Stealing Church Ladies, Rema Webb, Carrie Compere & Bre Jackson
January 8th, 2016
by Josh Ferri
The secret's out, BBox loves the The Color Purple—going as far to name it the number one show of 2015—and one of our favorite parts about this production is the constant presence of the three gossipy church ladies, Rema Webb, Carrie Compere and Bre Jackson.
From the first "Who the daddy" to "He say he kicked by a mule", every one of their line readings had us sitting in the Jacobs Theatre like 🙌 🙌 🙌
Below, BroadwayBox shines a much deserved spotlight on The Color Purple's three church ladies (who also each understudy one of the musical's three leading ladies).
Where you've seen her: Rema brought you to major church in Broadway's Violet and Encores! A New Brain. Other credits include megahits The Lion King and The Book of Mormon.
Who she understudies in Color Purple: Shug Avery (Jennifer Hudson)
Social media handles: @Remawebb on Twitter and Instagram
Where you've seen her: You spotted Carrie in PBS' Showboat, Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, off-Broadway's Sistas, and Shrek on tour.
Who she understudies in Color Purple: Sofia (Danielle Brooks)
Social media handles: @Carriecompere on Twitter and Instagram
Where you've seen her: Bre lent her killer vocals to Broadway's The Book of Mormon and the national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Who she understudies in Color Purple: Celie (Cynthia Erivo)
Social media handles: @BreJacksonSings on Twitter and @bre.jackson on Instagram.
Get over to see these three ladies live in The Color Purple at Broadway's Jacobs Theatre.