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About Black No More

The New Group stages the world premiere of the new musical Black No More, directed by Scott Elliott, in 2022. Performances take place on The Irene Diamond Stage within the Pershing Square Signature Center. Get Black No More tickets now.

Black No More is a musical based on George S. Schuyler's satirical 1931 novel of the same name, in which he criticized both the Black and the white communities of the time for their handling of race as a commodity and an obsession that determines people's worth. His novel is also considered the first work of Afrofuturism as it is now defined, as Schuyler prominently explores how technology can shape the futures of Black people. In the novel, a young Black man gets wind of a new machine invented by Dr. Junius Crookman that turns Black people white, purporting to "solve the American race problem."

Having just been rejected by a white woman for his race, Disher eagerly goes to use the machine and adopts a new white identity as Matthew Fisher. He himself finds romantic success and even infiltrates a white supremacist organization, but the machine does not meet its goal. As more and more people turn white and the organization has less people to target, its members embark on a hateful quest to discover everyone's true ancestry, even those who appear to be "one of them."

Brandon Victor Dixon stars as Max Disher, with Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter as Dr. Junius Crookman. Trotter, best known as the co-founder and lead MC of The Roots, also wrote the show's music and lyrics. Black No More also features a book by 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley and choreography by award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones. Scott Elliott, founding artistic director of The New Group, directs.

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Start date

January 18th, 2022

End date

February 27th, 2022

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94 Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
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Absorbing, Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Moving & powerful musical about removing African-Americans from society. A must see with great music, choreography, lighting & direction.

Don’t see it if If the topic of race & racism makes you uncomfortable, this is not your show!

Seth G

Seth G

178 Reviews | 69 Followers
91
Relevant, Intense, Profound, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you love new, fresh, funny, yet hopeful and meaningful shows. Beautiful music, very rich. Super relevant! Unreal cast.

Don’t see it if you're timid around anti-racist messaging or want to see a perfect product, this will need a little polish before it transfers to Broadway.

GirlFriday

GirlFriday

488 Reviews | 194 Followers
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Surreal-real-fantasy mixture that doesn’t always soar, Edgy-yet-upsetting, Uneven plotting in parts, Imaginative, Engrossing (singing, dancing, storytelling, acting)

See it if a fan of new, Black-led musicals; openminded about heavy material (racism; misogyny; violence; abuse) even when presented in satiric means.

Don’t see it if violence; misogyny; and racial slurs used with relative frequency are upsetting to you; you dislike spoken-word/rap/singing combinations.

The4thWall

The4thWall

1032 Reviews | 952 Followers
82
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if interesting plot, great talent/sinin gand very enjoyable varied music that moves plot along well.

Don’t see it if needs some pruning. Agamemnon character makes no sense and does only disservice to story + makes for a misogynistic ending

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Black No More cast and creative team

By: John Ridley
Songs by: Tariq Trotter
Director: Scott Elliott
Producer: The New Group
Cast list: Walter Bobbie, Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence, Tracy Shayne, Theo Stockman, Tariq Trotter
Design: Derek McLane
Lighting: John Croiter
Costume: Qween Jean
Choreography: Bill T. Jones
Sound: Nevin Steinberg
Other info: Music supervision, orchestrations, and vocal arrangements by Daryl Waters

Venue

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices; open caption, audio described, and ASL performances

More information about Black No More

Black No More is a musical adaptation of George S. Schuyler’s satirical Harlem Renaissance-era novel. It’s June 1928 in New York City, and Howard University graduate Dr. Junius Crookman promotes a mysterious machine that promises to remove the burden of race from any person of color by turning them white — Crookman’s plan to “solve the American race problem.” Black No More is an examination of race, identity and the very nature of love.

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