Watch Jennifer Hudson and “Color Purple” cast perform moving tribute to Prince

The unexpected death of Prince on Thursday shocked and saddened the entertainment world, and inspired numerous tributes to the pop music virtuoso in a variety of forms. Perhaps one of the most powerful tributes to the late musician occurred on a Broadway stage following a performance of The Color Purple, as Time Out New York noted. Jennifer Hudson, the show’s star, led an emotional rendition of Prince’s 1984 smash hit “Purple Rain,” and what happened by the end of the song was nothing short of spellbinding. We’ve already written too much about it — just watch it below. And rest in peace, Prince.


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