Simon and Schuster has announced that its imprint Scribner will be re-issuing Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf in April to coincide with its Broadway revival.
The tie-in edition will feature new introductions from Tony nominee Camille A. Brown, director-choreographer of the upcoming revival, and National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward.
Additionally, the re-issued book will use the Broadway show's artwork for the cover, include a new poem that has not previously been included in the text or the play, new photos from a selection of performances, and items from the Shange archive.
Shange's choreopoem depicting Black women's experiences in America made its Broadway debut in 1976 at the Booth Theatre and returns to the Booth with previews beginning April 1 ahead of opening April 20.
Brown will be Broadway's first Black female director-choreographer in 65 years. Brown will make her directorial debut in For Colored Girls... working with a cast comprising Amara Grnaderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods, as announced yesterday.