For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Play - Original

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 10, 1976
  • Opening Date: September 15, 1976
  • Closing Date: July 16, 1978
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 742

Playwright: Ntozake Shange

Synopsis

A black woman explores seven facets of herself and emerges a stronger person in Ntzoke Shange's "choreo-poem."

 

Opening Night Cast

Trezana Beverley Lady in Red
Laurie Carlos Lady in Blue
Risë Collins Lady in Purple
Aku Kadogo Lady in Yellow
Janet League Lady in Brown
Paula Moss Lady in Green
Ntozake Shange Lady in Orange
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ntozake Shange Writer
  Diana Wharton Music for "I Found God in Myself"
  Oz Scott Arranged and Directed
  Paula Moss Choreographer
  Ming Cho Lee Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Play Trezana Beverley Nominee
1977 Outstanding Director of a Play Oz Scott Nominee
1977 Outstanding Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton Winner
1977 Unique Theatrical Experience Joseph Papp Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Theatre World Award Trezana Beverley Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Featured Actress in a Play Trezana Beverley Winner
1977 Play   Nominee
 
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