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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf Tickets

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf Tickets

New York
8 Oct 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, returns to The Public for the first time since it premiered in 1976, before its breakthrough run on Broadway.

Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.

Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner (Born Bad, generations, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka) directs this seminal work that speaks to our world today about women’s struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.

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Run time

1hr 20min (no intermission)

Opening date

October 8th, 2019

Closing date

December 15th, 2019

Categories

Play

Previews from

March 4th, 2022

Venue

Public Theater

Cast and creative

By: Ntozake Shange
Director: Camille A. Brown
Producer: Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons, Kenneth Teaton
Choreography: Camille A. Brown

Our review

Ntozake Shange's powerful paean to Black women, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, returns to Broadway in a bold revival that burns intensely, though with little nuance. As directed and choreographed by the much-lauded dancemaker Camille A. Brown, this production places an exclamation point at the end of its title, as if to claim that it will punch through every moment of grief until all that is left is celebratory victory. While that approach serves as a...

Latest For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf News & Features

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...

for colored girls is at the end of its rainbow. The first Broadway revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will play its final performance at the Booth Theatre on May 22. The limited run was initially scheduled to go through August 14.Ntozake Shange's for colored girls premiered at The Public Theater in 1976 before moving on to a Broadway run at the Booth. More than 40 years later, history repeated itself, with a 2019 Public Theater revival giving way to...

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf found its girls. The full cast has been named for the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, which begins performances April 1 ahead of an April 20 opening night.The cast includes Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in...

The revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has confirmed the venue and dates for its Broadway run. The play, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, will be housed at the Booth Theatre, the same venue where for colored girls first played on Broadway in 1976. Performances begin March 4 ahead of a March 24 opening night.for colored girls is Shange's seminal work, a choreopoem that uses poetry, song, and movement to tell the...

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....

Photo credit: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf At the Public Theater in 2019 (Photos by Joan Marcus)

It's been over 40 years since Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre. But, could the show be heading to Broadway once more? Following the 2019 production at the Public Theater, for colored girls... is eying up a Broadway transfer, with dates to be confirmed.for colored girls... is a seminal choreopoem that combines spoken word with movement to share the tales of seven unnamed women of color....

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