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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway
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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway Tickets

New York
1 Apr 2022 - 5 Jun 2022
Broadway's about to get the black girl magic treatment.
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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf on Broadway Information

A for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Broadway revival will open in 2022, with details on casting yet to be announced. Tony nominee Camille A. Brown, who has choreographed Once On This Island and Choir Boy on Broadway, makes her Broadway directorial debut with this work. Get for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a show filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty. Legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem — a type of show that is neither play nor musical, but which blends poetry, dance, and music to tell a story — centers on seven women of color. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. This seminal work speaks to our world today about women’s struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf premiered in 1976 at The Public Theater before its breakthrough run on Broadway. The original Broadway production opened later that year at the Booth Theatre and ran for almost two years. The Public Theater again staged for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf off Broadway as part of its 2019-2020 season. Leah C. Gardiner directed the production, and Brown choreographed. The cast included Sasha Allen (as Lady in Blue), Celia Chevalier (as Lady in Brown), Danaya Esperanza (as Lady in Orange), Jayme Lawson (as Lady in Red), Adrienne C. Moore (as Lady in Yellow), Okwui Okpokwasili (as Lady in Green), and Alexandria Wailes (as Lady in Purple). Now, for colored girls returns to the Booth Theatre once again for its second Broadway run.

Please note that for colored girls contains discussions of physical, verbal, sexual, and child abuse.

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Nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Play.

fearlessly new. fiercely now. Join the circle as seven powerful women share their stories, find their strength, and rejoice in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of music, dance, poetry and song that explodes off the stage and resonates with all. It’s time for joy. It’s time for sisterhood. It’s time for colored girls. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf is the “landmark of American theater” (The New York Times) that blazed a trail for generations to come. Now, this celebration of the power of Black womanhood returns to Broadway for the first time, reinvented, directed, and choreographed by “a true superstar of theater and dance” (NPR), Tony Award® nominee Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island, Choir Boy, The Metropolitan Opera’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones). And her vision is as fearlessly new as it is fiercely now.

Opening date

April 1st, 2022

Closing date

June 5th, 2022

Categories

Plays, Broadway

Venue

Booth Theatre

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The Cast of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf

The Public Theater is reviving Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf which had its Off-Broadway premiere there. The 'choreopoem,' a phrase coined by Shange, hasn't been seen in New York in over 40 years since it closed in 1978, after having moved to Broadway from The Public. Even though it's been a staple on college campuses around the country and was turned into a TV special in 1982 and a movie by Tyler Perry in 2010. This exploration and...

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