India.Arie To Be A ‘Colored Girl’


And the good news keep on rolling in. The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Grammy-winning recording artist India.Arie will be trying her hand at Broadway, starring in the first-ever revival of the classic Ntozake Shange "choreopoem" For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. The play, which will be produced by Whoopi Goldberg in association with Dream Team Entertainment, presents the stories of seven women of color from the African Diaspora, which should be right up India's alley.

Helping Arie with her moves will be legendary choreographer Hinton Battle, with Shirley Jo Finney slated to direct. The play begins previews in mid-July, with an early-August opening. Needless to say, we'll reserve judgment until the curtain rises. However, based on her limited acting resume to date, we're thinking India should use her prep time wisely.

India.Arie Starring in Broadway Revival of For Colored Girls [HR]

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7 Responses

  1. That play inspired Erykah Badu's "Bag Lady" video, I believe...this should be interesting...

  2. Eh...I say give her a chance. Now if they somehow sneak Beyonce into one of the roles, I'm gonna lose my mind up in here up in here.

  3. I wasn't hating or saying she wouldn't do well,'s a really good look for her...

  4. I think India will do well with this. I'm glad she's getting some shine.

  5. Good for her. I hope she makes the most of it.

  6. I'm excited about the revival! About India, I'm indifferent. I just want to see who else is gonna be in it.

  7. That is a wonderful play, and it is so powerful it would be hard for anyone to mess it up. and i dont think india.arie would.