The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the classic 1985 Broadway musical “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” will open at the Neil Simon Theatre in spring 2022, according to a statement from Broadway in Chicago.
It is the Broadway debut for the show, which was created and has been developed at the American Repertory Theater. The show will run for nine performances from March 12, 2022 through April 6, 2022.
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks and Barbara Gaines, the musical is a story of women of various ethnicities who are mourning the loss of their husbands during the turbulent 1960s Civil Rights era. The actors Leslie Uggams, Sherri Shepherd, Victoria Clark, Jacqueline Sayre, Donal Logue, Nell Benjamin, Tessa Buggs, James DePaiva, John Demsey, Rosie Velazquez, Denzel Whitaker, David Bartley, Brynn O’Malley, Amanda Clayton, Julia Voth, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kenneth Dixon, Cynthia Erivo, Phylicia Rashad, Damaris Lewis, Wayne Brady, Telly Leung, Tovah Feldshuh, Aaron Burr, Terrence Dotson, Amani Steele, Harry Lennix, Brytni Sarpy, Taye Diggs, Charles Dutton, Jill Hennessy, Myko Olivier, Mark Anthony Stewart, Kimiko Glenn, Brandy Norwood, James Gandolfini, Annaleigh Ashford, Adrian Lester, Phylicia Rashad, Miriam Shor, Bruce Vilanch, Kenita R. Miller, Valisia LeKae, Lamman Rucker, Candis Cayne, Jon Michael Hill, Bronte Douty, Leland Martin, Josh McKinney, Aaron Lazar, AJ Liff, Anthony Van Laast, Cynthia Erivo, Kevin Campbell, John Michael Higgins, Vivienne Massey, Yvette Smith, Mykal Kilgore, Aalyrah Caldwell, Bridget Griffin, Kimberley Elise Worthington, Willa Blair, Eboni Williams and Stephanie McShane.
Beth Landsman is producing; Edward Brunton is directing; Amanda Greer is choreographing and Elizabeth M. Johnson is costume design.