Reviews: What Did Critics Think of For Colored Girls... Broadway Revival? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of For Colored Girls... Broadway Revival?

The Camille A. Brown-directed production officially opened at the Booth Theatre April 20.

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

Reviews are in for the Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf at the Booth Theatre. The work officially opened April 20 after beginning previews April 1. The limited run continues through August 14.

Camille A. Brown makes her Broadway directorial debut with the production which stars Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods

Read the reviews here.

AMNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Brittani Samuel)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

Cititour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It (Bedatri D. Choudhury)

Harlem Community News (Linda Armstrong)

Hollywood Reporter (Lovia Gyarkye)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Juan Michael Porter II)

Talkin' Broadway (James Wilson)

The Stage (Loren Noveck)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

Variety (Ayanna Prescod)

Vulture (Helen Shaw)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

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 originally made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.

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. Bernita Robinson serves 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.

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