Kenita R. Miller, the Tony-nominated Lady in Red in Broadway's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, played her last performance in the role May 22 and is now on maternity leave. Beginning May 24, Rachel Christopher replaces Miller as the show's Lady in Red in her Broadway debut. Performances are scheduled to continue through June 5.
The Ntozake Shange show, which officially opened April 20 after beginning previews April 1, has changed its moved-up closing date following grassroots support spearheaded by Ayanna Prescod on Twitter. Read reviews for the production here.
In addition to Miller's, the show has received a further six nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design. Camille A. Brown has earned nominations for Best Direction of a Play in her directorial debut, and another for Best Choreography.
The creative team also features set designer Myung Hee Cho, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, hair designer Cookie Jordan, music director Deah Love Harriott, music coordinator Tia Allen, associate director Christina Franklin, and associate choreographer Maleek Washington. The production showcases original music by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. Bernita Robinson serves as production stage manager and lark hacksaw as assistant stage manager. Erica Jensen of Calleri Jensen Davis cast the production, and Hudson Theatricals provides production supervision.
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