For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Broadway)
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Broadway)
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(291 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
10%
Negative
1%
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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking performance piece is reborn on Broadway. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (291)

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106 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want an authentic representation of the black female experience, including music and dance.

Don't see it if You want a more conventional musical or stage show, or you can't handle disturbing material.

Also The dancing was electric, and I like how they cast a deaf performer, it worked.

72 Reviews | 12 Followers
95
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you want to see poetry on stage. This show is more of a living piece of art than a play. Truly exquisite acting with a great ensemble cast!

Don't see it if you want a more traditional theater experience.

53 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Relevant, Resonant, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see

See it if Love poetry. Love incredible talent (the leads are ALL immensely talented!). Love great staging (direction is superb from beginning to end).

Don't see it if If you like straight plays. Do not like poetry.

66 Reviews | 5 Followers
94
Must see, Resonant, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want a great staging of a classic and relevant work.

Don't see it if you want a traditional structure. this is a series of poems so if that's not your thing do not see it.

219 Reviews | 40 Followers
94
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if this producition is better than the one staged at the public - the women make this material come to life -trauma is real

Don't see it if this play can be triggering so there needs to be some trigger warning. will make you laugh and cry, -the topics ar heavy and real

444 Reviews | 56 Followers
94
Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if A singular theatrical experience … hard to believe 46years old. Some stories remain the same. Such talent,…raw, visceral.

Don't see it if Lacks subtlety (all cylinders shooting firing without reprieve) … sit back and absorb or sit forward and contemplate.

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
94
Intense, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a non linear, absorbing 90 minute show with beautiful movement

Don't see it if you are looking for a linear play/musical

101 Reviews | 33 Followers
93
Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love to see dance, poetry, music combine to tell stories so honest that the audience shutters. This show is enthralling.

Don't see it if you prefer sentimentality over reality. But if you want some honest heart felt talk - run to this show!

Critic Reviews (22)

The New York Times
April 20th, 2022

"“For Colored Girls” is an assertion of the right to own all of the feelings and all of the colors of experience. It pulses and pulses with life, singing a Black girl’s song. And in Brown’s sublime and supple channeling, we hear Shange with exquisite clarity."
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Time Out New York
April 20th, 2022

"This version of 'for colored girls' truly does feel like a choreopoem, Shange’s term for her amalgamation of words, motion and music. (The percussive original score is by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby). The seven women on stage are barefoot, and their movement—which draws on African-American traditions including juba, stepping and social dance—feels organic, natural and triumphant."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 20th, 2022

"As directed and choreographed by the much-lauded dancemaker Camille A. Brown, this production places an exclamation point at the end of its title, as if to claim that it will punch through every moment of grief until all that is left is celebratory victory. While that approach serves as a pleasant corrective to Lea C. Gardner’s gloom-laden interpretation of the work ― which played at The Public Theater in 2019, with Brown as choreographer ― it does not create much of a throughline between the numerous arias assigned to for colored girls’s characters. Nor does it deepen the meaning of the text. Instead, audiences are presented beautiful pictures and intense moments that smolder in isolation."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 20th, 2022

"Not to get too mystical about it, but this impeccably performed, exquisitely choreographed revival manages the same for many of us out there in the dark. Dance, said Shange, allowed her to understand the planet the way “atomic particles experience space.” If that’s so, then atomic particles must love each other wildly. They must always be so grateful to see each other, whenever gravity — or a revival — draws them back into one another’s arms."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 21st, 2022

"The vibrant new revival, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, recaptures the show’s pioneering, even radical spirit; it remains a show that stands apart, even as explorations of black experience have proliferated in the theater in the years since."
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Deadline
April 20th, 2022

"Shange’s fantasia of poetry, dance and stories of confession, defiance, sisterhood and, above all, perseverance, holds a power that’s not been weakened either by decades or the loss of a once startling newness."
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New York Daily News
April 20th, 2022

"How is this revival? Moving, for anyone fond of the play, partly because the director and choreographer, Camille A. Brown, has sought to expand the scope of the work, allowing to encompass gender fluidity and deafness. In other words, more people now get to sing its song, which is heartening and affirmative. It makes the audience feel like the text is alive and breathing."
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Variety
April 20th, 2022

"Throughout the production, themes of visibility filter through every enunciated breath and rhythmic melody. With the ladies’ natural crowns beautified with box braids, locs and shaped afros, the impressive ensemble of seven performers seamlessly works in tandem to create a kaleidoscope of dazzling Black femininity, making it impossible to look away. Every woman here has a story, a complication or an awakening deserving of an ear. Or several."
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