'Ain't No Mo'" sets Broadway closing date

The show plays the Belasco Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: Ain't No Mo' will extend by one week and now close on December 23. The extension is the result of a campaign to keep the show on Broadway. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah, Tyler Perry, Shonda Rhimes and Sara Ramirez all bought out performances this week.

Its Broadway run will be no mo'. The new play Ain't No Mo', by Jordan E. Cooper, will close at the Belasco Theatre on December 18 after 43 total performances.

This comedy takes place ahead of a fictional flight carrying millions of willing Black Americans on a one-way trip to Africa. A series of satirical vignettes illustrates why people choose to go — or not — in order to examine racism and the Black experience in America.

With Ain't No Mo', Cooper becomes the youngest Black American playwright in Broadway history. The show's lead producer, Lee Daniels, said in a statement, "When I first saw Ain’t No Mo’, it shook me to my core. I know firsthand how this world - and industry - doesn’t always embrace our stories and I vowed to do everything I could to bring Jordan’s riveting play written in his distinct voice and perspective to Broadway. It was my intention to make history with this play. I’m proud to say we did."

Ain't No Mo' first played in New York in 2019 off Broadway at The Public Theater, receiving critical acclaim. The Broadway production also earned positive reviews, with New York Theatre Guide's reading, "This play is fanged, ferocious, and funny as all get out."

The Broadway cast includes Cooper as Peaches and Marchant Davis, Fedna Jacquet, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Shannon Matesky as passengers.

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Photo credit: Fedna Jacquet, Shannon Matesky, Marchant Davis, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and Ebony Marshall-Oliver in Ain't No Mo'. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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