Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' has delayed its Broadway previews, which will now begin November 9 due to cases of COVID within the company. The production, previously set to begin November 1, is still scheduled to officially open December 1 at the Belasco Theatre. News of the delayed start was shared by the production on Instagram.
The comedy imagines what would happen if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa. The show played a world-premiere run at Off-Broadway's The Public Theater in 2019.
Cooper will reprise his performance as Peaches from the Public run for the Broadway bow. As previously announced, he'll be joined by fellow Off-Broadway cast members Crystal Lucas-Perry (late of 1776) as Passenger #5, Fedna Jacquet as Passenger #1, Marchánt Davis as Passenger #2, and Ebony Marshall-Oliver as Passenger #4. Shannon Matesky joins the company as Passenger #3.
Back at the helm from the Off-Broadway staging is Stevie Walker-Webb, making his Broadway debut. Walker-Webb's creative team will also feature lighting designer Adam Honoré, scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Emilio Sosa, co-sound designers Jonathan Deans and Taylor Williams, and wig designer Mia M. Neal.
For more information, visit AintNoMoBway.com.