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Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS

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The Public Theater presents a major New York revival of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, written by legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange. The company celebrated opening night last night, and we're taking you inside the festivities below.

Directed by Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner with choreography by Camille A. Brown, FOR COLORED GIRLS officially opened on Tuesday, October 22. This powerful revival has been extended one week and will now run through Sunday, November 24.

The complete cast of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF features Celia Chevalier (Lady in Brown), Danaya Esperanza (Lady in Orange), Jayme Lawson (Lady in Red), Adrienne C. Moore (Lady in Yellow), Okwui Okpokwasili (Lady in Green), and Alexandria Wailes (Lady in Purple), with Sasha Allen joining the company as Lady in Blue, replacing the previously announced Jocelyn Bioh who withdrew due to scheduling conflicts.

Photo Credit: Simon Luethi

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Kenny Leon

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Daphne Rubin-Vega and Zainab Jah

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Ari'el Stachel

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Jelani Alladin

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Aneesh Sheth

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Suzan-Lori Parks

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Ruthanna Graves McQueen

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Trezana Beverly

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Sharon Washington

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
The family of playwright Ntozake Shange

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Martha Redbone

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Jennifer Newman and Eisa Davis

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Sasha Allen

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
D. Woods

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Okwui Okpokwasili

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Adrienne C. Moore

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Samara Zane, Adrienne C. Moore, and Lorraine Toussaint

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Onudeah Nicolarakis

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Alexandria Wailes

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Woodie King Jr. and Sade Lythcott

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Director Leah C. Gardiner, and Choreographer Camille A. Brown

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Celia Chevalier

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Danaya Esperanza

Photos: The Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS
Jayme Lawson


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