'for colored girls' to open on Broadway in March 2022

The play will begin performances at the Booth Theatre on March 4, 2022.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

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 stories of seven Black women in America. They share their stories of survival in a world steeped in racism and find strength and sisterhood in each other. The show first premiered at The Public Theater in 1976 before transferring to Broadway later that year. The spring 2022 run marks the show's first Broadway revival.

Brown, whose work is also on stage at the Metropolitan Opera this season with Fire Shut Up in My Bones, makes her Broadway directorial debut with the production. She also choreographed the most recent New York production of for colored girls, which played during The Public Theater's 2019-2020 season. 

Casting and additional creative team for for colored girls has yet to be announced.

Tickets for for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be on sale on New York Theatre Guide soon.

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