Rolling Out

Cast of ‘The Color Purple’ surprise aspiring singer Jasmine Holloway

21-year-old @jasminepatric3 performs the finale to #TheColorPurple at @carnegiehall with a surprise appearance from our cast! View the entire performance on our Facebook page! #mycarnegiemoment #iamflorence #broadway

A video posted by The Color Purple (@bwaycolorpurple) on

If you’re looking for a pick me up, this one’s for you.

Earlier this week, one lucky performer got the chance to perform at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall, sponsored by Paramount and the upcoming film Florence Foster Jenkins.

But that’s not it. It’s what happened during aspiring singer Jasmine Holloway’s performance that’ll make your heart smile.

Shortly after taking the stage, where she belted out the climactic song from the Tony-winning Broadway show The Color Purple, Holloway received back-up help from the actual cast, including her mentor, Rema Webb. In fact, the epic moment moved her to tears. “I’ve just seen your show. I’ve dreamt of every single one of you,” said Holloway.

Following the once in a lifetime experience, Holloway revealed to PEOPLE the meaning behind her song choice. “It’s just about finally arriving at this moment and taking it all in, and receiving the blessing and the flow that is God or just anything, how we’re all connected.”

She continued, “I think that’s such an important message, especially today, how we are all connected. We flow through one another. There’s a special lyric in that song that I love – ‘Your heart beat makes my heart beat’ – and that is so true. So that song is just acknowledging the beauty that is within me, and honoring that within everyone, everything on this Earth.”

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant’s new movie Florence Foster Jenkins, tells the story of a New York heiress [Streep] who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Check out the extremely talented Holloway in the video clip above.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Join our Newsletter

Sign up for Rolling Out news straight to your inbox.

Read more about:
Also read
Rolling Out