Broadway's revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has announced a new ticket initiative with New York Magazine to benefit high school students. The show is set to begin previews April 1 and open April 20.
New York Magazine will donate a ticket to the show to a student for each full-priced orchestra ticket purchased for any performance April 1-April 8. The push to bring high school students to Broadway is also at the core of upcoming Macbeth's free student ticket initiative.
Starring in the show 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. The cast will be directed by Camille A. Brown. Also serving as the show's choreographer, Brown will be the first Black woman to serve as both on a Broadway production in more than 65 years. The show will also be her Broadway directorial debut.
Joining Brown on the creative team are 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 show will feature 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 and Calleri Jensen Davis cast the production, and Hudson Theatricals provides production supervision.
Originally a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange, for colored girls... follows seven women as they share their stories and find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song. It made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976 and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.
for colored girls... previously celebrated its box office opening with the one-day $20.22 ticket special.
For tickets and more information, visit ForColoredGirlsBway.com.