The Broadway revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf” will close May 22, producers announced Tuesday.
The production was previously scheduled to play through Aug. 14.
The early closing date comes after grosses for the week ending May 1 revealed that the production played to 51% capacity, grossing $250,175 last week.
“We are so proud to have brought Ntozake Shange’s brilliant choreopoem back to Broadway after 46 years from its original premiere and to have had the opportunity to share Camille’s vision and masterful work with a sensational ensemble of women on stage at the Booth Theatre each night,” said producers Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton.
“As Broadway continues to rebound, we knew it would be challenging and our goal remains to present these voices and introduce a new generation of audiences to the power of theatre and the power of Shange’s words.”
“for colored girls…” opened at the Booth Theatre on April 20. It will have played 23 previews and 35 regular performances at the time of closing.