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  • A "choreopoem" first penned in 1974; winner of an Obie Award.

    BOOK WORLD - November 14, 2010

  • His latest, based on Ntozake Shange's 1974 "choreopoem" Top Stories

  • A "choreopoem" about race and gender, first published in 1975.

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  • Shange's Tony-nominated play, structured as a "choreopoem," has been staged on and off-Broadway and continues to be performed at community theaters and schools. - News

  • Runtime: 121 min. LAST WEEK'S NEWS announcement that Tyler Perry's next film would be an adaptation of Ntozake Shange's landmark 1970s "choreopoem," For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, was more exciting than the prospect of Why Did I Get Married Too?, the sequel to Perry's 2008 hit Why Did I Get Married.

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  • And even as a play, it wasn't characteristically that either -- 20 poems on the travails of black women mixed with music and other elements, it was self-referenced as a "choreopoem."

    Wyatt Closs: For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

  • An Obie Award-winning choreopoem; inspiration for the new feature film.

    BOOK WORLD - November 7, 2010

  • The song is featured in the soundtrack of the new movie "For Colored Girls," based on the choreopoem by Ntozake Shange.

    Daughter Of Nina Simone Remakes Her Mother's Classic

  • With her signature style of writing -- the choreopoem -- blending music, dance, poetry, and an amalgamation of what she heard on the street, Shange's play has influenced this generation of spoken-word and performance artists.

    Irene Monroe: Not only "For Colored Girls"

  • And among recent freebies I picked up at the local library was for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange Scribner, New York, 1975-1977.

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  • Not a chore at all.

    November 1, 2018

  • An interwoven series of poetic monologues set to music.

    Coined by Ntozake Shange, author of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," 1975.

    October 31, 2018