Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen in "For Colored Girls," an ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry.

The film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Many of the actresses showed up to the New York City premiere last night (including Kerry Washington, above), looking lovely on the red carpet.

Ciara

Janet Jackson

Thandie Newton

Estelle

Kimberly Elise