'for colored girls' extends to June 5 on Broadway
The show had previously announced an early closing on May 22.
The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be extended by two weeks after setting an early closing. Last week, the show announced it would close on May 22 after originally being scheduled to close on August 14. Now, the show will run through June 5 at Broadway's Booth Theatre.
The original news of the early closure sparked a grassroots movement on social media to support the production. Theatre journalist Ayanna Prescod tweeted an offer to buy a pair of tickets for a woman of color to see a show, which prompted others to do the same and eventually grew into an official ticket donation campaign.
for colored girls is also the recipient of seven 2022 Tony Award nominations, making it the second-most nominated play of the season. The show was nominated for Best Revival of a Play, and director/choreographer Camille A. Brown received dual nominations for Best Direction of a Play and Best Choreography.
Kenita R. Miller also received a nomination for playing the Lady in Red. The cast also includes Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.
for colored girls is a choreopoem — a blend of poetry, music, dance, and dialogue — that showcases diverse stories and experiences of Black womanhood. The show explores Black female pain, joy, and everything in between, and ultimately celebrates the sisterhood between Black women.