For Colored Girls... Broadway Revival Begins April 1 | Playbill

Broadway News For Colored Girls... Broadway Revival Begins April 1

Camille A. Brown makes her Broadway directorial debut with the Ntozake Shange work.

For Colored Girls

Broadway's revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange begins performances April 1 ahead of opening night April 20. Camille A. Brown makes her Broadway directorial debut with the show, having previously choreographed a 2019 Off-Broadway production at The Public Theater. As choreographer and director for the production, Brown becomes the first Black woman to serve as both on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.

Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, and Alexandria Wailes

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.

READ: Camille A. Brown To Pen Introduction to New Print Edition of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls...

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.

Camille A. Brown
Camille A. Brown Whitney Browne

PHOTOS: Look Back at Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf

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.

The show has also recently announced a ticket initiative with New York Magazine to benefit high school students. New York Magazine will donate a ticket to the show to a student for each full-priced orchestra ticket purchased for any performance April 1-8.

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