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for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf   

 
Booth Theatre, (9/15/1976 - 7/16/1978)
First Preview: Sep 10, 1976 Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Sep 15, 1976    
Closing Date: Jul 16, 1978 Total Performances: 742

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Comments: A "Choreopoem" in which a black woman explores inner space in seven facets of herself, with poetry dance and stories.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp and Woodie King, Jr.; Produced in association with Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Written by Ntozake Shange; Music for "I Found God in Myself" by Diana Wharton
Arranged and Directed by Oz Scott; Choreographed by Paula Moss
Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Costume Design by Judy Dearing
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Robert Frissell
NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; Production Stage Manager: John Beven; Assistant Stage Mgr: Fai Walker-Davis
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern
Cast
Trazana BeverleyLady in Red
Laurie CarlosLady in Blue
Risë CollinsLady in Purple
Aku KadogoLady in Yellow
Janet LeagueLady in Brown
Paula MossLady in Green
Ntozake ShangeLady in Orange
Understudies: Aku Kadogo (Lady in Green), Seret Scott (Lady in Blue, Lady in Brown, Lady in Orange, Lady in Yellow) and Michele Shay (Lady in Green, Lady in Purple, Lady in Red)
Tony Award®
 1977 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Ntozake Shange ;  Produced by Joseph Papp
winner 1977 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Trazana Beverley
Theatre World
winner 1977 Award [recipient] 
  Trazana Beverley
Drama Desk Award
 1977 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Trazana Beverley
 1977 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 
 Arranged and Directed by Oz Scott
winner 1977 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 
  Jennifer Tipton
 1977 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 
 Produced by Joseph Papp and Woodie King, Jr. ;  Produced in association with Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre ;  Written by Ntozake Shange