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The Color Purple Sings Prince's Purple Rain on Stage Video

Jennifer Hudson and the Cast of The Color Purple Pay Tribute to Prince in the Perfect Way

The world is still reeling from the news that Prince passed away suddenly on Thursday, and many of his celebrity friends and fans have spoken out with powerful responses to his death. One such star is Jennifer Hudson, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of The Color Purple and led her costars — as well as the audience — in an incredibly moving tribute to the iconic singer; after telling the crowd about her most recent encounter with Prince, Jennifer enlisted everyone in the theatre to help her sing his legendary hit "Purple Rain."

In addition to Jennifer's stunning vocals, actress Cynthia Erivo also brought the house down with her commanding voice. All you can really do is watch the video above now and enjoy — then look back on Prince's electrifying style and all the times his facial expressions said it all.

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