PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Sep 15, 1976
Closing Date
Jul 16, 1978
1st Preview
Sep 10, 1976
1st Preview
Sep 10, 1976
Previews
5
Performances
742
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Booth Theatre
(Sep 15, 1976 - Jul 16, 1978)

Comments
A "Choreopoem" in which a black woman explores inner space in seven facets of herself, with poetry dance and stories.

Produced by Joseph Papp and Woodie King, Jr.; Produced in association with Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Written by Ntozake Shange; Music for "I Found God in Myself" by Diana Wharton
Arranged and Directed by Oz Scott; Choreographed by Paula Moss
Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Costume Design by Judy Dearing
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Robert Frissell
NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; Production Stage Manager: John Beven; Assistant Stage Mgr: Fai Walker-Davis
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern
Lady in Red
Lady in Blue
Lady in Purple
Lady in Yellow
Lady in Brown
Lady in Green
Lady in Orange
Understudies: Aku Kadogo (Lady in Green), Seret Scott (Lady in Brown, Lady in Orange, Lady in Blue, Lady in Yellow) and Michele Shay (Lady in Green, Lady in Red, Lady in Purple)

Booth Theatre (Sep 15, 1976 - Jul 16, 1978)

Assistant to Miss Tipton: Joan Devine
Company Manager: Roger Alan Gindi and Sally Campbell
Stage Manager: Robert Kellogg
Assistant to the Director: Andrea Andrews

Cast

Lady in Orange
Apr 05, 1977 - ?
Lady in Yellow
Lady in Red
Lady in Red
Lady in Green
Lady in Green
Feb 15, 1977 - ?
 
Lady in Green
Lady in Brown
Mar 08, 1977 - ?
Lady in Orange
Oct 16, 1976 - ?
Understudies: Bever-leigh Banfield (Lady in Brown, Lady in Green, Lady in Orange, Lady in Yellow), Andrea Frierson , Leona Johnson (Lady in Green) and Saundra McClain (Lady in Purple, Lady in Blue, Lady in Red)

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1977 Nominee
Written by Ntozake Shange
Produced by Joseph Papp

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1977 Winner
Trazana Beverley

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actress in a Play

1977 Nominee
Trazana Beverley
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1977 Nominee
Directed by Oz Scott

Outstanding Lighting Design

1977 Winner
Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton
 

Unique Theatrical Experience

1977 Nominee
Produced by Joseph Papp and Woodie King, Jr.; Produced in association with Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theatre
Written by Ntozake Shange

Theatre World

Award

1977 Recipient
Trazana Beverley
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