Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf, beginning previews at Broadway's Booth Theatre April 1 ahead of an April 20 opening night. Camille A. Brown directs and choreographs, as previously reported.
Granderson will star as Lady in Orange, Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Miller as Lady in Red, Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Wailes as Lady in Purple, and Woods as Lady in Yellow.
Brown makes her Broadway directorial debut with the show; she previously choreographed the 2019 production at The Public Theater. As choreographer and director for the production, Brown will be the first Black woman to serve as both on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.
Originally a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls... follows seven women as they share their stories and create a community for themselves filled with humor and passion as they face an oppressive society. The show features a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song. It received a Tony nomination for Best Play in 1976.
Joining Brown on the creative team are 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 show will feature 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 and Calleri Jensen Davis cast the production, and Hudson Theatricals provides production supervision.
For Colored Girls... returns to Broadway at the Booth Theatre where it made its 1976 premiere. The box office celebrated opening February 25 with a ticket special.