Thursday, July 10, 2008

INDIA ARIE TO MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT IN 'FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE....' IN AUGUST.


India.Arie will make her Broadway debut this August in the upcoming revival of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, produced by Whoopi Goldberg. According to Playbill.com, this new Broadway production from director Shirley Jo Finney features choreography by Tony winner Hinton Battle and includes updated writing to make it more relevant to women today; expect a reference to the Iraq war instead of Vietnam, and there will be a new story about a woman faced with HIV infection. For Colored Girls..., a prose-poem portrait of black women in America, originally featured Shange and Trazana Beverley, who won a Tony for her performance.

Previews will begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning Aug. 19. The official opening will begin Sept. 8. Tickets go on exclusive sale to American Express Card members July 9. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning July 19.
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1 Comment:

lilkunta said...

Excellent excellent EXCELLENT!

I heard Whoopi G is producing it, so WhG better have India Arie on 'the view' to promote it.

I hope it travels bc Im not in NYC.

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