Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls ..." to Hit Theaters November 5th

Tyler Perry's film adaptation of the Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf will hit theaters a little earlier than expected.  Though the film was originally slated for a January, 2011 release, the film will now arrive in theaters on November 5th of this year.  To quote the Broadway.com article, the film will star "Tony winners Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose and Phylicia Rashad as well as Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Macy Gray and Tessa Thompson."

The play, by Ntozake Shange, originally opened in 1976 at the Public Theatre after a smaller 1975 production in California.  It then transferred to Broadway where, in 1977, the play was nominated for Best Play and won a Tony for Trazana Beverly's supporting performance as Lady in Red.

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