According to The Hollywood Reporter, playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange—best known for writing For…
Janet Jackson (Jo)Anika Noni Rose (Yasmine)Whoopi Goldberg (Alice)Kimberly Elise (Crystal)Loretta Devine (Juanita)Thandiwe Newton (Tangie)Kerry Washington (Kelly)Tessa Thompson (Nyla)Phylicia Rashad (Gilda)Macy Gray (Rose)Michael Ealy (Beau Willie)Omari Hardwick (Carl)Richard Lawson (Frank)Hill Harper (Donald)Khalil Kain (Bill)Rayna Tharani (Renee)Jaycee Williams (Kenya)Thomas 'Deuce' Jessup (Kwame)
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
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