NEW YORK — Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut in the fall when the musical “The Color Purple” returns.

The Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner will play Shug Avery, a sultry blues singer, in the production directed and designed by John Doyle, who received a director’s Tony in 2006 for his own Broadway debut, “Sweeney Todd.”

It’s Hudson’s first musical theater role since her award-winning turn in the 2006 film “Dreamgirls.” Further casting and a specific theater were not announced Friday by the show’s publicists.