For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf

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

(127 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

About the Show

Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, playwright/poet Ntozake Shange’s form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song, and movement. 

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Member Reviews (127)

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68 Reviews | 9 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if If you want to hear great writing in Open Mic form with heart wrenching and heart warming stories.

Don't see it if If you can't stand some real truths that are out here in THIS 🌎. BUT U SHOULD EXPERIENCE IT!!

90 Reviews | 17 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if if you love the play, love Shange, and want to see a new version of it with new music and some extra poems by Shange and sign language

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional, linear play. if you are easily offended by jokes about white people... you're there to listen Read more

528 Reviews | 81 Followers
Powerful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you love cutting edge theatre.Best version of this seminal show I've ever seen.Powerful w/o being preachy.Moving w/o being trite.Brilliant

Don't see it if you want light & fluffy.This is brilliantly written,directed & performed.You will not forget the message or the show.This one stays with you

104 Reviews | 16 Followers

See it if You are a theatre lover and want to see an exquisite ensemble perform a moving and mesmerizing show

Don't see it if You just want to see a fun show

88 Reviews | 13 Followers
Superb acting, inspired script, masterful direction

See it if you think the issues of women of color are important, if you want to see a perfect production with 7 amazing actresses, and a great director

Don't see it if if you believe the other reviews. "Can't hear it ?" "Slow moving ?" Are you crazy or just mean-spirited ? Those low ratings are absurd ! Read more

518 Reviews | 270 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if True engagement of beauty, love & pain of black women exquisitely staged with great acting & powerful words. An authentic American classic!

Don't see it if If spoken words from the prospective of American African women experiences is not your interest, then skip it.

926 Reviews | 271 Followers

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150 Reviews | 16 Followers
Must see, Intense, Epic, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You want to feel, you want to be touched and to walk out feeling lifted. I don't have the words to fully describe this experience.

Don't see it if If you don't like to see shows that require the viewer to experience emotions or have their spirits touched.

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
October 22nd, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Ntozake Shange’s Women Endure: The director Leah C. Gardiner delivers a warm and inspiriting revival of the landmark poetic drama, with a gloriously interdependent cast."
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Time Out New York
October 22nd, 2019

4/5 Stars "The incantation begins with Ntozake Shange's singular text, first performed at the Public in 1976 and described as a 'choreopoem' by its creator. Shange's ingenious fusion of language, music and movement conjures one soul-stirring revelation after the next."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 22nd, 2019

"43 Years on, 'for colored girls…' Comes Alive at the Public Again"
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The Wall Street Journal
October 31st, 2019

"Choreopoetry in Motion Ntozake Shange’s work about seven young women of color who reflect on their lives and problematic prospects gets a revival at the Public."
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October 22nd, 2019

"Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls...' Is Still a Tragic, Joyous, Metaphysical Dilemma: The 40-year-old poetic play returns to its early home at the Public Theater under the direction of Leah C. Gardiner."
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October 28th, 2019

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Lighting & Sound America
October 22nd, 2019

"The writing is defiant, angry, introspective, amused, sensual -- a passionate cascade of images and ideas from black women who, in 1976, were not typically invited downstage center, and who, in 2019, are still underrepresented."
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New York Stage Review
October 22nd, 2019

5/5 Stars "When 'For Colored Girls' opened at the Public Theater in June 1976, it was shocking, disturbing, disheartening, reassuring, life-giving, and an indisputable theatrical event. After 43 years it remains everything it was then, perhaps even more so."
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