Black No More
The New Group will stage 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.
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.