DWYANE WADE, GABRIELLE UNION, AND RUPAUL JOIN AS CO-PRODUCERS OF BROADWAY’S NEW COMEDY “AIN’T NO MO’”
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, PLEASE
LEN BLAVATNIK, ARYEH B. BOURKOFF, ANN COX, GINA PURLIA, BOB YARI, MARVIN PEART, COLLEEN CAMP, MARVET BRITTO, JEREMY GREEN, SUE WAGNER, JOHN JOHNSON AND JILLIAN ROBBINS
ALSO ON BOARD AS CO-PRODUCERS
PRESENTED BY LEE DANIELS
DIRECTED BY STEVIE WALKER-WEBB
BROADWAY PERFORMANCES BEGIN
AT THE BELASCO THEATRE
New York, NY (November 9, 2022) – Producer Lee Daniels announced today that NBA champion, producer and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade, actress, best-selling author and producer Gabrielle Union and drag queen star RuPaul will join the co-producing team of the Broadway production Ain’t No Mo’. Wade will produce under his production company 59th and Prairie Entertainment and Union will produce under her I’ll Have Another Productions. Ain’t No Mo’ begins previews tonight, Wednesday, November 9 ahead of an official opening on Thursday, December 1, at the Belasco Theatre.
Having premiered to overwhelming acclaim at The Public Theater, Ain’t No Mo’ dares to ask the incendiary question, “What if the U.S. government attempted to solve racism … by offering Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa?” The answer comes in the form of an outrageous and high-octane comedy about being Black in today’s America. From the mischievous mind of the youngest American playwright in Broadway history, Jordan E. Cooper (“The Ms. Pat Show”), Ain’t No Mo’ seamlessly blends sketch comedy, satire and avant garde theater to leave audiences crying with laughter—and thinking through the tears.
The cast of Ain’t No Mo’ includes writer Jordan E. Cooper as Peaches, Fedna Jacquet (Passenger #1), Marchánt Davis (Passenger #2), Shannon Matesky (Passenger #3), Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Passenger #4), and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Passenger #5). Understudies are Nik Alexander (u/s Peaches & Passenger #2), Jasminn Johnson (u/s Passenger #3 & Passenger #4), Michael Rishawn (u/s Passenger #2 & Peaches), Kedren Spencer (u/s Passenger #5 & Passenger #1), Brennie Tellu (u/s Passenger #4 & Passenger #5), and Emma Van Lare (u/s Passenger #1 & Passenger #3).
The production is directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, in his Broadway debut.
The design team for Ain’t No Mo’ includes three-time Tony Award® winner Scott Pask (scenic design), two-time Tony Award nominee Emilio Sosa (costume design), Adam Honoré (lighting design), Jonathan Deans & Taylor Williams (co-sound design), and Mia M. Neal (wig design). Wagner Johnson Productions serve as Executive Producers and General Management.
The New York Times heralded Cooper as one of “a generation of Black playwrights whose fiercely political and formally inventive works are challenging audiences, critics, and the culture at large to think about race, and racism, in new ways.”
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“Thrilling, bewildering, campy, shrewd, mortifying, scary,
devastating and deep.”
– Jesse Green, The New York Times
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