The Broadway revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange officially opens at the Booth Theatre April 20 after beginning previews April 1. The limited run continues through August 14.
Starring in the revival are 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.
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 originally made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.
For tickets and more information, visit ForColoredGirlsBway.com.