Oprah Winfrey Hints That Broadway Is in Her Future
By Adam Hetrick
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who appears in the new film "The Butler," has her eyes set on Broadway, according to the New York Daily News.
Lee Daniels' film has reignited Winfrey's love for acting she stated.
"Now that I know I can pull that instrument out and tune it up a bit, I would like to do some other acting," Winfrey said. "I really am in a free space now — 'free' meaning I can reorganize my schedule a different way. But it would have to be something really compelling."
As recently as 2011, Winfrey stated that she had been in talks with Broadway producers about a potential stage project following the end of her long-running talk show. At one point Winfrey revealed she was reading a "stack of plays," and that Kenny Leon had approached her about starring in his revival of Fences, but scheduling did not work out.
It now appears that the Academy Award-nominated "Color Purple" and "Beloved" star is taking yet another look at Broadway. "Yeah, Broadway is definitely in my future. Nothing is set as of yet, but it’s there. I see it. Broadway is in my future," she told the Daily News.
Winfrey said she has also spoken with Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe (Lucky Guy; Caroline, or Change) about a miniseries exploring the Harlem Renaissance.
Winfrey was the lead producer on the musical version of The Color Purple.
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