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

Archival Photos   Look Back at Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
 
The show opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre September 15, 1976.
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Aku Kadogo, Risë Collins, Trazana Beverly (front), Laurie Carlos, Seret Scott, and Paula Moss Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre September 15, 1976, following a run at The Public Theater. The drama, featuring seven female characters represented by colors of the rainbow, combines poetry and dance to explore the plight of women. Shange herself is in the cast of the production, which ran 742 performances.

Flip through photos of the show below:

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