Not-so-early-riser Chaka Khan on winning the role of "Sofia" in the Broadway production of The Color Purple: "I met with [the producers] at some ungodly hour of the morning. Probably around noon. I was a complete bitch at the interview, and it only made them want me more. They said, 'You're perfect!'" [NY Times]
My brother and I got my mom a Telecharge gift card for Christmas. While I was researching the shows, I saw this little tidbit for The Color Purple:
Chaka Khan will not perform Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Matinees. At those performances, LaKisha Jones will perform the role of Sofia.
So, yeah, whatever Chaka wants, Chaka gets, I guess.