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India.Arie isn't just the average girl from your "Video" anymore.
The neo-soul songstress is set to make her Broadway debut Sept. 8 in a Whoopi Goldberg-produced revival of the Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
The 1975 drama, by playwright Ntozake Shange, is a collection of 20 prosaic poems, each a reflection on modern American life as experienced by black women. The characters do not have names but are instead identified by monikers such as "Lady in Brown" and "Lady in Purple."
Previews begin Aug. 19 at Circle in the Square.
Arie, whose tune "The Heart of the Matter" can be heard on the Sex and the City movie soundtrack, won two Grammys in 2003, including Best R&B Album for Voyage to India.