for colored girls

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

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.

Tickets to for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf in New York are available now.

(Banner photo by Joan Marcus. Camille A. Brown photo by Josefina Santos)

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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By:
Ntozake Shange
Producer:
Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons, Kenneth Teaton
Director:
Camille A. Brown
Lighting:
Jiyoun Chang
Sound:
Justin Ellington
Design:
Myung Hee Cho
Choreography:
Camille A. Brown
Costume:
Sarafina Bush
Cast list:
Amara Granderson (as Lady in Orange), Tendayi Kuumba (as Lady in Brown), Rachel Christopher (as Lady in Red), Okwui Okpokwasili (as Lady in Green), Stacey Sargeant (as Lady in Blue), Alexandria Wailes (as Lady in Purple), D. Woods (as Lady in Yellow)
Other info:
Projection design by Aaron Rhyne, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 1, 2022
Opening date: 
April 20, 2022
Booking to: 
June 5, 2022
Closes: 
June 5, 2022
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Product Id: 
25099
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'for colored girls' extends to June 5 on Broadway
May 12, 2022

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.

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'for colored girls' sets early Broadway closing date
May 3, 2022

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.

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'for colored girls...' Broadway revival sets full cast
February 28, 2022

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 Yellow.

Photo credit: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Camille A. Brown to direct and choreograph ‘for colored girls…’ on Broadway in 2022
August 17, 2021

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

Our for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf 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... Read more

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... Read more