Tyler Perry Takes on 'For Colored Girls'

A room full of actors are giving playwright Ntozake Shange a standing ovation. It's the final day of filming for Tyler Perry's adaptation of Shange's award-winning play, "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf," and the cast and crew are paying homage inside Manhattan's Avatar Studio. Their applause fills every corner of the space in which they have gathered for one last call. The 62-year-old poet and author appears humbled as she responds with a respectful nod. She congratulates the actresses on their work and expresses her heartfelt gratitude for their participation in the film. "It was magical," Kerry Washington, one of the movie's leading ladies, said later. "Just remembering it makes me want to cry. It was our final moment of togetherness."
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