Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls 19 More Weeks Left on Broadway
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Greg Evans of Deadline.com says that, "Shange called her mix of spoken word set to dance and movement a "choreopoem,"
Laura Collins-Hughes of the New York Times identifies this run as a critic's pick and says that this production of For colored girls is a "Broadway homecoming celebration that you will not want to miss!"
When Ntozake Shange wrote "for colored girls" she called wanted to highlight the spirit, trials, tribulations and humanity of black women. She wanted their humanity to resonate with all audiences regardless of culture or creed, and this is why all of the main characters are identified by the color that they wear and not by name. In fact this run of the play starts with a recording of speaking in her own words, encouraging the audience to consider all of the stories "all the stories we could tell" about "little colored girls".
This run of this iconic play stars the following:
Cast and Crew:
Lady in Blue: Stacey Sargeant
Lady in Brown: Tendayi Kuumba, late of David Byrne's American Utopia
Lady in Green Okwui Okpokwasili
Lady in Orange Amara Granderson
Lady in Purple Alexandria Wailes
Lady in Red Kenita R. Miller
Lady in Yellow: D. Woods
Sets: Myung Hee Cho
Costumes: Sarafina Bush
Lights: Jiyoun Chang,
Sound: Justin Ellington
Projections by Aaron Rhyne, and hair & wig by Cookie Jordan
Schedule: April 26–May 29: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 7pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm
You can purchase tickets by clicking this link
In 1976 Ntozake Shange's play 'for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf' won an Obie Award, and was nominated for a Tony Award as well.
Trazana Beverly won the 1977 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting role.
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