Following an extension thanks to the #saveAINTNOMO social media campaign, Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' plays its final performance at the Belasco Theatre December 23. The play opened its Broadway premiere December 1 after beginning previews November 9.
Ain't No Mo' explores the question “What happens if the American government offered African Americans a one-way ticket back to Africa?” through a series of comedy sketches. Cooper also stars in the show alongside Crystal Lucas-Perry, Fedna Jacquet, Marchánt Davis, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Shannon Matesky, Nik Alexander, Jasminn Johnson, Michael Rishawn, Kedren Spencer, Brennie Tellu, and Emma Van Lare.
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Stevie Walker-Webb directs the production, helming the creative team comprised of 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.
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Despite positive critic reviews, the show announced an abrupt closing date for December 18. It received an extension to December 23 following support through the #saveAINTNOMO campaign. RuPaul, Lena Waithe, Queen Latifah, Sara Ramirez, Shonda Rimes, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Tyler Perry, and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have all given their support to the show through buying out performances and hosting talkbacks.