The news was reported on the Memphis twitter page and is confirmed on the Jets website.
Glover, who plays Felicia Farrell in the Tony Award-winning musical, previously appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple. Regional credits include Aida and Once on this Island. Memphis is currently playing at the Shubert Theatre.
The Minnesota-Vikings game will begin airing at 8:30 PM on ESPN, with countdown beginning at 7 PM.
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