Oprah Winfrey: Heading To Broadway?

Posted Friday February 7, 2014 2:13 PM GMT

Hoping to bring her singing talents to the stage, Oprah Winfrey is reportedly heading to Broadway for the 2015-2016 season.

According to the New York Times, the 60-year-old media mogul is in talks to play a role in Marsha Norman's 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "'night, Mother."

Lead producer of the production, Scott Sanders stated on Thursday (February 6) that he is currently in the midst of helping Miss Winfrey to make her exciting Broadway debut. "Oprah has had a longstanding desire to act on Broadway. She understands how unique and challenging performing live on stage will be as an actress."

He continued, "She and I have been looking at a number of plays and roles in order to find material and a character that truly resonates with her. We've recently read something that we're both excited about but are not yet ready to officially announce the specifics."

Starring opposite of Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald, Oprah will portray a mother struggling to stop her daughter from committing suicide. Audra and Oprah worked together previously with the production of "The Color Purple." The two-character drama first opened on Broadway in 1983.

Although this is exciting news, there has been no word from Miss Winfrey's reps about the debut at this time. Stay linked to GossipCenter for more information!

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