Broadway Revival of For Colored Girls... Moves Up Closing Date | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway Revival of For Colored Girls... Moves Up Closing Date

The limited run was originally scheduled to close August 14.

Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, Kenita R. Miller, Tendayi Kuumba, D. Woods, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Amara Granderson Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange has announced that its limited run at the Booth Theatre will now close May 22. The show, which officially opened April 20 after beginning previews April 1, was originally scheduled to complete its run August 14. Read reviews for the production here.

The show, which was nominated for three Drama League Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards, stars Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods.

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“We are so proud to have brought Ntozake Shange’s brilliant choreopoem back to Broadway after 46 years from its original premiere and to have had the opportunity to share Camille’s vision and masterful work with a sensational ensemble of women on stage at the Booth Theatre each night,” says producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons, and Kenneth Teaton in a statement. “As Broadway continues to rebound, we knew it would be challenging and our goal remains to present these voices and introduce a new generation of audiences to the power of theatre and the power of Shange’s words.”

Camille A. Brown Heather Gershonowitz

Directing the show in her Broadway debut is Camille A. Brown, who previously choreographed the 2019 Off-Broadway production at The Public Theater. She also makes history as the first Black woman to serve as choreographer and director on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.

Along with Brown, the creative team features set designer Myung Hee Cho, costume designer Sarafina Bush, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, sound designer Justin Ellington, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, hair designer Cookie Jordan, music director Deah Love Harriott, music coordinator Tia Allen, associate director Christina Franklin, and associate choreographer Maleek Washington. The production showcases original music by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby.

Also serving on the creative team are Bernita Robinson as production stage manager and lark hacksaw as assistant stage manager. Erica Jensen of Calleri Jensen Davis cast the production, and Hudson Theatricals provides production supervision.

Following seven women, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem explores their stories and how they find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song. for colored girls... originally made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.

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