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Jennifer Hudson Signs On For Smash

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Singer Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson is finally coming to Broadway, sort of. The Oscar-winning Dreamgirls actress has signed on to do a multi-episode arc next season on NBC's Smash, where she'll play a Tony-winning star "who reached [her] Broadway dream but also paid a price for it," according to the network. And she is telling you, she's not going ... because she's in tech.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 Getty Images