Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo'

The gates opened for Flight 1619 on Broadway December 1.

Reviews are coming in for the Broadway premiere of Jordan E. Cooper's comedy Ain't No Mo', which officially opened at the Belasco Theatre December 1. Previews began November 9 after a brief delay due to COVID cases in the company; additionally, the show's lead Cooper has been out of pre-opening previews, resulting in reviews that are coming in further from opening night than is typical.

Now boarding, Flight 1619 brings Black Americans to Africa on one-way tickets provided by the U.S. government. Ain't No Mo' takes audiences on that ride exploring such a 'what if' under the guidance of flight attendant Peaches, a role reprised by Cooper from the show's 2019 world premiere Off-Broadway for his Broadway debut.

Read the reviews here.

Broadway News (Brittani Samuel)

Citi Tour (Brian Scott Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Elisabeth Vincentelli)*

Theater Pizzazz (Ron Fassler)

Theatermania (Pete Hempstead)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Naveen Kumar)

Vulture (Jackson McHenry)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Jordan E. Cooper in Ain't No Mo' Joan Marcus

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.


See Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, More Attend Opening Night of Ain't No Mo' on Broadway


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