Passion, poetry, music, and dance will joyously fuse together this spring when for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf returns to Broadway for the first time in a highly anticipated revival.
When it debuted 46 years ago, Ntozake Shange’s iconic celebration of Black womanhood broke new ground. An all-Black, all-female cast filled the stage with powerful, humorous, and unvarnished stories of resilience and sisterhood. The New York Times went on to declare, “Shange writes with such exquisite beauty that anyone can relate to her message.”
Now, this masterpiece is breaking ground again. When this reinvented production begins performances on April 1st at the Booth Theatre, home to the original 1976 production, it will also mark the first time a Black woman has served as both director and choreographer on a Broadway production in more than 65 years. That visionary woman is Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown, whose hand in recent acclaimed productions of Once on This Island and Choir Boy on Broadway, and Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the Metropolitan Opera, inspired NPR to anoint her as “a true superstar of theater and dance.”
Brown shares, “I’m thrilled that I’ve been entrusted to combine all the parts of myself—dance, music, and theater arts—to shape and share this timeless story again with the world.”
for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf runs for 20 weeks only on Broadway. Previews for this limited engagement begin April 1st. Tickets are available at forcoloredgirlsbway.com.