Variety has reported that Tyler Perry (creator of numerous stage, television, and film properties, many featuring his famous “Madea” character, as well as the upcoming film I Can Do Bad All By Myself) will be writing, directing, and producing a film version of Ntozake Shange’s “choreo-poem” play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. The 1975 play, which was supposed to have a Broadway revival starring India.Arie last season (later postponed), is a series of poetic monologues from black women about everything from love and youth to abuse and abandonment.
The new Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, starring singer/songwriter India.Arie, will begin Broadway previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre on August 19. The official Broadway opening will be on September 8. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney and choreographed by Hinton Battle, this production of the poetic 1970s play is produced by Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter India.Arie will star in a new Broadway production of Ntozake Shange’s 1977 play for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf this summer. Details on the exact opening date and theater have yet to be announced, but the production is expected to arrive on Broadway in July.