Tony Nominee Camille A. Brown set to make history as first black woman to direct and choreograph a Broadway production in more than six decades

Tony Nominee Camille A. Brown set to make history as first black woman to direct and choreograph a Broadway production in more than six decades

Camille A. Brown has been named director and choreographer for the upcoming 2022 Broadway production of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton announced Monday.

Brown, who will be making her Broadway directorial debut with this production will be the first Black woman to hold the dual role for a Broadway production in over 65 years.

She previously choreographed the Public Theater’s 2019 production of the play.

The upcoming Broadway production will be the play’s first return to Broadway, 45 years after its original run at the Booth Theatre in 1976.

Brown previously choreographed the 2017 Broadway revival of “Once on This Island” and the 2019 production of “Choir Boy,” for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

“It is an honor to help usher the return of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work to Broadway under the direction and choreography of Camille A. Brown, who is herself blazing a new path on Broadway as the first Black woman in more than 65 years taking on this dual role,” said Simons.

 

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