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Video See the Stars of For Colored Girls... Take Their Opening Night Bows

The revival officially opened at the Booth Theatre April 20.

Watch  Amara Granderson, Tendayi Kuumba, Kenita R. Miller, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant, Alexandria Wailes, and D. Woods take their curtain call on the opening night of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. The Broadway revival of the choreopoem by Ntozake Shange officially opened April 20 at the Booth Theatre with a limited run through August 14. Read reviews for the production here.

The show also marks the Broadway directorial debut for Camille A. Brown, who makes history as the first Black woman to serve as choreographer and director on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.

Following seven women, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem explores their stories and how they find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song. for colored girls... originally made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play.

The creative team features 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 production showcases original music by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. Bernita Robinson serves as production stage manager and lark hacksaw as assistant stage manager. Erica Jensen of Calleri Jensen Davis cast the production, and Hudson Theatricals provides production supervision.

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See Original 1976 Broadway Cast of For Colored Girls... Visit the Current Broadway Production


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