Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the first play in its 2023-24 Broadway season: the world premiere of Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh. Directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White, the show will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in fall 2023.Bioh's play is set at the titular salon where every day, a group of African immigrant women create brilliant hair designs for the women of the neighborhood. During the course of one hot...
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Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of Drama Desk Award winner Jocelyn Bioh's Jaja's African Hair Braiding, directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White, as the first production in its 2023-24 Broadway season. Check back for information on Jaja's African Hair Braiding tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
This dazzling world premiere welcomes you into Jaja’s bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem where every day, a lively and eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders are creating masterpieces on the heads of neighborhood women. During one sweltering summer day, love will blossom, dreams will flourish and secrets will be revealed. The uncertainty of their circumstances simmers below the surface of their lives and when it boils over, it forces this tight-knit community to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home.
Photo credit: Joshua Bright
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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre