Former DESTINY'S CHILD singer Michelle Williams has signed up to play blues singer SHUG AVERY in the Chicago, Illinois production of The Color Purple musical. The BILLS BILLS BILLS performer, 26, will joins the stars of the current Broadway production, which stars its tour in Chicago on 17 April (07). Williams enthuses, "This is just a dream come true. I could not pass up the opportunity to do The Color Purple. To have the privilege of even auditioning was an honour for me." The musical is produced by US TV titan Oprah Winfrey, who played SOFIA in the 1985 film version of the Alice Walker novel.