FOR COLORED GIRLS… Announces Closing Date on Broadway

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The cast of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf | Photo: Marc J. Franklin

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Dan Meyer
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May 3, 2022 5:00 PM
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The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow will close on Broadway soon. The seminal choreopoem will play its last performance May 22 at the Booth Theatre after opening April 20.

The cast stars Amara Granderson as Lady in Orange, Tendayi Kuumba as Lady in Brown, Kenita R. Miller as Lady in Red, Okwui Okpokwasili as Lady in Green, Stacey Sargeant as Lady in Blue, Alexandria Wailes as Lady in Purple, and D. Woods as Lady in Yellow.

The show marks Camille A. Brown’s directorial debut on Broadway, who served as choreographer on a 2019 production of for colored girls… at The Public Theater. The move makes her the first Black woman to serve as both director and choreographer on a Broadway production in more than 65 years.

‍For colored girls… features set design by Myung Hee Cho, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Justin Ellington, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, and hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan. The show also includes original music by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. Deah Love Harriott serves as the music director and Tia Allen is the music coordinator. The production stage manager is Bernita Robinson and the assistant stage manager is lark hackshaw.

The production features casting by Erica Jensen/Calleri Jensen Davis and production supervision by Hudson Theatricals. Christina Franklin serves as the associate director and Maleek Washington and Mayte Natalio serve as associate choreographers.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.