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2011-02-25 16:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Access was recognized today by the New York Times Company, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, and Philanthropy New York as a 2011 semifinalist in The New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Community Access is competing against nine other organizations for a cash grant and a scholarship to be applied toward Social Enterprise Programs in Executive Education at Columbia Business School. Steve Coe, Chief...

2010-06-03 10:43:00

NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Access announced today that Ntozake Shange has joined forces with the organization as a visiting artist in its New York City-based art program for people with psychiatric disabilities. Shange is the author of the landmark theater work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, which is headed to Broadway again with a new contemporized script and is being adapted for a film version directed by Tyler Perry....

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2009-09-03 22:38:12

Lionsgate says it has acquired the distribution rights to U.S. filmmaker Tyler Perry's adaptation of the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide... Perry is to write, direct and produce the big-screen adaptation of Ntozake Shange's award-winning 1975 play, which will feature an all-star cast of female actors, Lionsgate said. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Atlanta in November and continue through December. Lionsgate plans to release the film in 2010. For Colored...

2009-09-03 16:03:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE((R)) (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to filmmaker Tyler Perry's adaptation of Ntozake Shange's award-winning 1975 play FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF. Perry will write, direct and produce. The film will be the first project for 34th Street Films, Perry's new production company, which is housed at...

2009-03-25 13:02:00

Studio Acquires Worldwide Rights To Writer/Director Nzingha Stewart's Adaptation of Landmark Play By Ntozake Shange SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE: LGF), a leading next generation filmed entertainment studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights for a planned screen version of the award-winning play FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF. The studio acquired rights to both the 1975...

2008-08-04 06:00:27

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- When Whoopi Goldberg was offered a six-week stint in the Broadway musical Xanadu, she thought she had found the perfect way to spend her summer. "The thing I forgot to ask is, 'When does it start?'" In fact, Goldberg stepped into the hit show July 29, two days before wrapping her first season as moderator of The View -- which meant spending weeks juggling the popular morning program with rehearsals for Xanadu. Through Sept. 7, she's filling in for actress...

2008-07-31 15:00:42

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls... has been delayed due to the loss of one of the production's key backers, producers said. Previews of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf were initially slated to begin Aug. 19 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, in preparation for an official opening Sept. 8. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney and choreographed by Hinton Battle, the play is to mark the Broadway stage debut of Grammy...

2008-07-31 09:00:54

India.Arie will have to wait a little longer to make her Broadway debut. A revival of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," which was to have starred the Grammy-winning singer, has been postponed. The delay occurred because the loss of one of the production's backers, producers Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group announced Wednesday. No word on when the show would be rescheduled. The play, directed by Shirley Jo Finney...

2008-06-26 00:02:28

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - India.Arie on Broadway - produced by Whoopi Goldberg. The Grammy-winning singer will make her Broadway debut in a revival of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." She will open in the play Sept. 8 at Circle in the Square. Preview performances begin Aug. 19 in what will be a revised and updated version of the play, which was an off-Broadway hit for the Public Theater in 1976 before transferring...

2008-06-24 18:02:29

Singer India.Arie is to make her Broadway debut in a new production of Ntozake Shange's play, For Colored Girls..., the show's producers said. Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group announced Tuesday that the Grammy Award-winning artist is joining the cast of the re-imagined version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Preview performances are to begin Aug. 19 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for Sept....


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