R&B singer-songwriter India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf."

Often described as a choreopoem, the play presents the stories of seven women of color from the African Diaspora. No other cast members have been chosen, nor has a theater been named. It is scheduled to begin previews in mid-July, ahead of an opening in early August.

Shirley Jo Finney will direct, and three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle will choreograph.

In summer 1976, the Obie-winning play had a three-month run off-Broadway at
the Public Theater and then moved to Broadway, where it ran for nearly two years. It was nominated for the Tony for best play, and Trazana Beverley won a Tony for best featured actress in a play.

"For Colored Girls" was remounted off-Broadway at American Place Theatre in summer 2000, but this will be its first revival on the Main Stem.

India.Arie, whose real name is India Arie Simpson, previously played singer Nina Simone on an episode of NBC's "American Dreams."