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Review: A Very Moving Revival of for Colored Girls…

April 20, 2022, 9:00.54 pm ET


Photo: Marc J. Franklin                                                                       

By Brian Scott Lipton

As a white man, I am in no position to know how black women felt about their particular joys or struggles in 1976, when Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” first premiered at the Public Theater, nor can I speak any more accurately to how black women feel today. For this, and many other reasons, I wholeheartedly welcome this superb, long-overdue revival of Shange’s singular “choreopoem” now at Broadway’s Booth Theater (the same venue where it played after the Public for over a year). Read Full Review 

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