Winfrey, who is one of the musical's producers, starred as Sofia Johnson in the 1985 film adaptation of "The Color Purple."
In an interview with People Magazine, Winfrey said, "Particularly this time of the year, you're giving some energy and thought to what it means to be in the world and being able to have access to opportunity, which is what has happened with my girls. When [Cynthia Erivo] sings that song 'I'm Here,' she's singing that to my girls. Everyone was crying because every one of them has been through their own set of challenges coming from really challenged background. I think that message of no matter where you've been in your life, no matter what kinds of obstacles you had to face and how put down you have felt, the fact that you are still here and you're still standing – that message resonates with everybody."
Both Winfrey and friend Gayle King posted photos of their visit to the show on Instagram. Check them out below:
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The Color Purple is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.