Thats because shes not only starring in the hit musical as Shug, but she is getting ready to release her debut CD, It Can Happen To Anyone next Tuesday (Jan. 30).
Although Withers is best known for being on Broadway, she wants the new album to be just as appropriate on Main Street, so she tried to make the songs as universal, not theatrical, as possible.
As she puts it, I wanted to discuss my blessings, struggles, tears and prayers in music but make them as universal as possible.
It seems to be going according to her plan.
The album hasnt hit stores yet, but Withers says she recently tried on clothes in a department store dressing room and one of the other ladies recognized her and started talking about the record.
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