Oprah in talks to make Broadway debut

Actress Oprah Winfrey, from the film

Actress Oprah Winfrey, from the film "The Butler," arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

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TV icon Oprah Winfrey is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the acclaimed play ’Night, Mother'.

The media mogul and actress is in talks to star in Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, opposite five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.

If cast, Winfrey will portray a desperate mum trying to talk her daughter out of committing suicide.

The show’s lead producer, Scott Sanders, who is also working with Winfrey on a Broadway revival of the musical 'The Color Purple', has hinted that his friend would be more than ready to take on the role.

He tells the New York Times, “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.”


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