For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

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, creative team, and venue yet to be announced. Tony nominee Camille A. Brown, who has choreographed Once On This Island and Choir Boy on Broadway, will make her Broadway directorial debut with this work. Check back for information on for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf tickets.

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is 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. 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. Most recently, 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).

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

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
9 images
By:
Ntozake Shange
Producer:
Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons, Kenneth Teaton
Director:
Camille A. Brown
Choreography:
Camille A. Brown
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 4, 2022
Opening date: 
March 24, 2022

Booth Theatre

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Latest for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf News & Features

'for colored girls' to open on Broadway in March 2022
November 15, 2021

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.

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.

Photo credit: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf At the Public Theater in 2019 (Photos by Joan Marcus)
‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’ eyes up Broadway revival
July 30, 2021

Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem was staged in 2019 at the Public Theater.

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

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