For colored girls Film, With Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Sets November Release

News   For colored girls Film, With Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Sets November Release
 
Tyler Perry's film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-nominated play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf will arrive in theatres Nov. 5,  according to Variety.

Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad Photo by Aubrey Reuben

As previously reported, the starry cast boasts Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise and Macy Gray.

Lionsgate will release the film. Shange penned the screenplay based on her Obie-winning and Tony Award-nominated 1974 play.

For colored girls premiered at the Public Theater and moved to Broadway in 1976 with playwright Shange featured as one of seven women who "reveal themselves, their lives, loves, hardships, and ultimately their discovery of strength and love."

The production was nominated for a 1977 Best Play Tony Award, and actress Trazana Beverley won a Tony in the category of Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play). The original Broadway company also featured Laurie Carlos, Risë Collins, Aku Kadogo, Janet League, Paula Moss and Ntozake Shange.

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