Camille A. Brown to direct and choreograph ‘for colored girls…’ on Broadway in 2022

Brown will be the first Black woman to direct and choreograph a Broadway production in more than 65 years.

Photo credit: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Tony nominee Camille A. Brown will direct and choreograph the 2022 Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. The production will mark her Broadway directorial debut.

Brown’s previous Broadway credits include Once on This Island and Choir Boy as choreographer, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award nomination. She also choreographed the 2019 production of for colored girls at The Public Theater, which was directed by Leah C. Gardner who will not be returning due to prior commitments.

“It’s an amazing feeling to bring this seminal show back to Broadway 45 years after it opened at the Booth Theatre on September 15, 1976,” Brown said in a statement. “I look forward to diving into the divine Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem and celebrating her legacy.”

for colored girls follows the stories of seven women of color who suffered, and survived, through sexism and racism. Its premiere took place at The Public Theatre in 1976, and it transferred to the Booth Theatre later that year, where it ran on Broadway for nearly two years.

The production is set to open on Broadway in 2022, and dates, cast, and venue will be announced at a later date.

The upcoming revival will be produced by Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton. Cast, creative team, venue, and performance dates will be announced at a later date.

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf tickets will be available soon.

Photo credit: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Photo by Joan Marcus)