The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf will start a bit later than originally planned. Previews will now begin April 1 at the Booth Theatre ahead of an opening night April 20.
The delay comes after producers decided to push back rehearsals following the swift and significant rise of Omicron in NYC. No cases were reported in the company.
As previously announced, Tony nominee Camille A. Brown, who choreographed the 2019 Off-Broadway revival at The Public Theater, will make her Broadway directorial debut with the transfer. Additional creative team members and casting are still to be announced.
Shange’s form-changing work tells the stories of seven Black women using poetry, song, and movement. Each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. The show premiered at The Public in 1976 before opening on Broadway September 15, 1976, at the Booth Theatre.