Months after news that Camille Brown will direct and choreograph the Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, we now have a cast.
Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods will star in the production. Also Brown is making her Broadway directorial debut and history at the same time because she is the first Black woman to serve as both director and choreographer on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.
“I’m extremely thrilled and honored to helm this new production of for colored girls…,” Brown said in a statement. “It’s an amazing feeling to bring this seminal show back to Broadway 45 years after it opened at the Booth Theatre on September 15, 1976. I look forward to diving into the divine Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem and celebrating her legacy.”
A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf pioneered the choreopoem form – combining poetry, song and movement.
Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s formchanging choreopoem tells the stories of seven Black women using poetry, song and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism. It’s time for joy. It’s time for sisterhood. It’s time for colored girls.
Granderson will star as Lady in Orange, Kuumba as Lady in Brown. Kenita R. Miller is cast as Lady in Red and Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green. Stacey Sargeant will portray Lady in Blue, Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.
for colored girls… will feature set design by Myung Hee Cho, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Justin Ellington, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, and hair design by Cookie Jordan. The show will feature original music by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. Deah Love Harriott serves as the Music Director and Tia Allen is the Music Coordinator. The Production Stage Manager is Bernita Robinson and the Assistant Stage Manager is lark hackshaw. The production features casting by Erica Jensen/Calleri Jensen Davis and production supervision by Hudson Theatricals. Christina Franklin serves as the Associate Director and Maleek Washington serves as Associate Choreographer.
Performances begin on Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) and open on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Tickets are now on sale for the 20-week limited engagement at www.telecharge.com.