Strap in, Jordan E. Cooper's comedy Ain't No Mo' officially opens its Broadway premiere December 1. Previews began November 9 at the Belasco Theatre after COVID cases within the company delayed the beginning of the run.
What would happen if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way tickets for a flight to Africa? Ain't No Mo' takes audiences on the journey answering that question under the guidance of flight attendant Peaches.
Cooper reprises the role of Peaches from the 2019 world premiere at Off-Broadway's The Public to make his Broadway debut. Starring alongside Cooper are fellow Off-Broadway cast members Crystal Lucas-Perry (1776) as Passenger #5, Fedna Jacquet as Passenger #1, Marchánt Davis as Passenger #2, and Ebony Marshall-Oliver as Passenger #4 alongside Shannon Matesky as Passenger #3.
SEE: Check Out Photos From the 1st Preview of Broadway's Ain't No Mo'
Rounding out the company as understudies are Nik Alexander, Jasminn Johnson, Michael Rishawn, Kedren Spencer, Brennie Tellu, and Emma Van Lare.
Back at the helm from the Off-Broadway staging is director Stevie Walker-Webb, also making his Broadway debut. The production's creative team for the Broadway bow includes 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.
The producing team is led by Lee Daniels, and is joined by BET: Black Entertainment Television, Len Blavatnik, Ron Burkle, Aryeh B. Bourkoff, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, RuPaul Charles, I'll Have Another Productions, Jeremy O. Harris, Tucker Tooley Entertainment, CJ Uzomah, Ann Cox, Gina Pulia, Bob Yari, Marvin Peart, Colleen Camp, Marvet Britto, Jeremy Green, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jillian Robbins, and The Public Theater. Wagner Johnson Productions serve as executive producers and general managers.
Check out production photos in the gallery below.