The Broadway cast of 'for colored girls...' (Photo: Marc J. Franklin)

The revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf” will now play the Booth Theatre through June 5, extending its shortened run by two weeks.

Producers had announced that the play would close three months earlier than scheduled, on May 22. The show had previously been set to run into August.

The production attributes the date change to its seven Tony Award nominations and the grassroots effort seen on social media since the closing notice to grow its audience, through donated ticket programs and promotion of the show, in hopes of triggering an extension.

“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf,” directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, opened on Broadway April 20. The revival of Ntozake Shange’s 1976 choreopoem is produced by Nelle Nugent, Ron Simons and Kenneth Teaton.