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Step into the beauty salon for the Broadway writing debut of Jocelyn Bioh.
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About Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of Lucille Lortel 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. Get Jaja's African Hair Braiding tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Jaja's African Hair Braiding play is named for a fictional Harlem salon staffed by a lively group of West African immigrant women. As they create artistic masterpieces with hair during one hot summer day, they discuss love, secrets, and dreams. All this happens as they also confront a more ominous feeling they share: that of feeling like outsiders, now more than ever, in the place they've always called home.

Bioh performed on Broadway in 2014's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but Jaja's African Hair Braiding marks her Broadway playwriting debut. She's already built a fast-rising career off Broadway, winning an Outstanding Play Lucille Lortel Award for School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, which also earned multiple other honors. She followed that show up with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare in the Park and a romantic comedy called Nollywood Dreams, again earning critical praise.

She teams up with director Whitney White for Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway. White also makes her Broadway debut after earning an Obie Award for directing Our Dear Dead Drug Lord off Broadway. Her other recent credits include soft and two Aleshea Harris plays: What to Send Up When It Goes Down and the Pulitzer-nominated On Sugarland.

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Run time

1h 30m

Start date

September 12th, 2023

End date

November 19th, 2023

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1K+ Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

171 Reviews | 180 Followers
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Refreshing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a funny play that feels like real life. I felt like I was actually in the salon and by the end cared about characters

Don’t see it if possibly some men may find little that interests/relates to them happening in the salon. Some quick dialogue can be missed.

Piwacket

Piwacket

113 Reviews | 71 Followers
85
Spend a day at the salon!

See it if You want to hang out with authentic characters who you will empathize and laugh with.

Don’t see it if You don’t like plays that focus predominantly from a woman’s perspective.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

584 Reviews | 280 Followers
89
Funny, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if This is a fun comedy that takes place in 1day&is abt having your hair done in the"best" braiding shop in Harlem where(of course) you will*

Don’t see it if A 2 harsh ending needs some work,&occasionally,some fast-talking w culturally specific accents had me miss a few jokes of a delightful prod.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

751 Reviews | 421 Followers
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Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Intelligent, funny, moving & powerful addressing family, immigration & love thru dreams, hope & aspirations. Outstanding cast & direction.

Don’t see it if Some audience members may have difficulty with the accents.

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Our Review

'Jaja's African Hair Braiding' review — vibrant play spotlights the immigrant experience

4 of 5
04 Oct 2023, 01:00
Read our four-star review of Jaja's African Hair Braiding, a world-premiere play from Jocelyn Bioh, currently on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Jocelyn Bioh
Director: Whitney White
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club, Madison Wells Live, LaChanze, Taraji P. Henson
Cast list: Brittany Adebumola (as Miriam), Maechi Aharanwa (as Ndidi), Rachel Christopher (as Jennifer), Kalyne Coleman (as Chrissy/Michelle/LaNiece), Somi Kakoma (as Jaja), Lakisha May (as Vanessa/Radia/Sheila), Nana Mensah (as Aminata), Michael Oloyede (as James/Sock Man/DVD Man/Jewelry Man), Dominique Thorne (as Marie), Zenzi Williams (as Bea)
Design: David Zinn
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Jiyoun Chang
Sound: Justin Ellington
Other info: Video design by Stefania Bulbarella, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, dialect and vocal coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser

Venue

261 West 47th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, on-demand closed captioning, open captioning, audio description, Braille and large print Playbills

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Frequently asked questions

What is Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway about?

Obie Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh makes her Broadway debut with this new comedy. During one hot day at the title salon, a group of women grapple with the changing identity of their neighborhood and themselves. Book your own salon appointment by getting tickets.

Where is Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway playing?

Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway is playing at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The theatre is located in 261 West 47th Street, New York, 10036.

How long is Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway?

The running time of Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway is 1h 30m

How do you book tickets for Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway?

Book tickets for Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Who wrote Jaja's African Hair Braiding?

Jocelyn Bioh, the award-winning author of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, wrote Jaja's African Hair Braiding. The show marks her Broadway debut as a playwright.

Who directed Jaja's African Hair Braiding?

Whitney White directs Jaja's African Hair Braiding, which marks her Broadway debut. She previously won an Obie Award for staging Our Dear Dead Drug Lord off Broadway.

Is Jaja's African Hair Braiding appropriate for kids?

Jaja's African Hair Braiding is recommended for ages 16 and older. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Jaja's African Hair Braiding good?

Yes — Jaja's African Hair Braiding, in the capable hands of its award-winning playwright and director, tells a poignant, funny, and lively story about community among Black women.

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