Whoopi Goldberg to produce revival of Ntozake Shange's play

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Washington, Mar 26 : Whoopi Goldberg is set to co-produce the first Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's 1976 play 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.'

And she is also co-producing new Rialto-bound tuner 'Bricktop -- Queen of the Night,' about a cabaret owner in the 1920s and '30s, reports Variety.

Helmed by Shirley Jo Finney and choreographed by Hinton Battle, 'For Colored Girls,' will star India.Arie.

The show, which Goldberg co-produces with DreamTeam Entertainment Group, aims to start previews in mid-July for an early August opening.

The announcement of Goldberg's association with the project was timed to an Actors Fund benefit performance of songs by Ron Abel, who co-wrote the musical.

Paul Lambert and Jonas Neilsen are co-producers of 'Bricktop' while Abel and Chuck Steffan wrote the score.

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