The all-black ensemble of the acclaimed Broadway revival of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, one of the most celebrated shows of the 1990s, will be revealed in March.
The production, directed by Nzingha Stewart, has begun casting and workshops.
Originally premiered off-Broadway in 1990, the show was a critical and commercial triumph, returning to Broadway in 1997, when it was directed by Joan Marcus and starred Audra McDonald.
The Times review of that show was one of the most effusive assessments of a production since the theater went electric.
When the cast photograph was released in May, actress Lupita Nyong’o, fresh off winning an Oscar, posed with a swath of blond hair trimmed like that of Patrice — the long-suffering, married librarian who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time, but ultimately wins the hearts of three women (or, as they’re named here, Cone, Ntozake Shange’s multiracial title characters):
Ms. Nyong’o, who will reprise her role of Marsha, is currently filming Black Panther in Ghana.
For Colored Girls is set to open on March 19, 2022.