The Ms. Pat Show co-creator Jordan E. Cooper is headed to Broadway with Ain’t No Mo’, which he wrote and will star in.
The comedy is produced by Lee Daniels (who produces The Ms. Pat Show) and Brian Anthony Moreland and will premiere on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Previews start Nov. 3 ahead of its official opening on Dec. 1.
First premiering at The Public Theater, here’s the description:
Ain’t No Mo’ dares to ask the incendiary question, “What if the U.S. government offered Black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa?” The answer is the high-octane comedy about being Black in today’s America from the mischievous mind of playwright Jordan E. Cooper. Seamlessly blending sketch comedy, satire and avant garde theater, Ain’t No Mo’ will leave you crying with laughter—and thinking through the tears.
“Not since the original Dreamgirls, have I been so moved by a piece of theater,” said Daniels in a statement received by S&A. “I knew it would take something extraordinary to finally lure me to Broadway, and Ain’t No Mo’ is it. Jordan E. Cooper is a revelation and I can’t wait for a whole new audience to lay witness to what he has created. Broadway ain’t gon’ be the same!”
Director Stevie Walker-Webb making his Broadway debut with the play the design team consists of Scott Pask (scenic design), Emilio Sos and Adam Honoré. Wagner Johnson Productions serve as General Management.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.