Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, beginning previews at Broadway's Booth Theatre April 1 ahead of an April 20 opening night. Camille A. Brown directs and choreographs, as previously reported. Watch the video above to listen to the cast and director share what to expect.
Granderson will star as Lady in Orange, Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Miller as Lady in Red, Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Wailes as Lady in Purple, and Woods as Lady in Yellow.
Brown makes her Broadway directorial debut with the show; she previously choreographed the 2019 production at The Public Theater. As choreographer and director for the production, Brown will be the first Black woman to serve as both on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.
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.
In 2019, For Colored Girls… had an Off-Broadway revival at The Public Theater which won Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk awards. Camille A. Brown, who served as that production's choreographer, will make her Broadway directorial debut with this reimagined revival. Brown is the first Black woman to serve as both director and choreographer on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.