After a triumphant and widely praised performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII, rising star Jennifer Hudson could complete her return to the limelight this spring with a six-week tour of theaters across the country.
According to manager Damien Smith, the actress-singer will hit the U.S. tour circuit for a theater-sized venue run to begin in March or April. “Everybody stay tuned. You’ll be seeing a lot more of her,” Smith told EW.com.
The tour has not yet been confirmed by Hudson’s spokespeople.
The former “American Idol” competitor and Oscar-winning actress has kept a low profile since the tragic triple-murder of her mother, brother and nephew in October 2008. Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law was arrested in connection with the killings, entering a not-guilty plea in court on January 21.
“She is a strong girl, a girl of faith,” Faith Hill said of Hudson’s Super Bowl comeback performance during an NFL news conference prior to game day.
Hill, who performed “America the Beautiful” before Hudson took the field, continued, “To come and perform the national anthem, which is this country’s favorite song, at a time that our country is stepping up and moving forward for future generations — I think it’s just the perfect choice.”
Hudson released her eponymous debut album in September 30. The disc quickly hit a peak of No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was RIAA-certified Gold in November. Her next confirmed performance will take place at the 51st Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8.
Last Updated on February 6, 2009 by By Allison Reitz