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PHOTOS: Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah & More Visit Ain’t No Mo’

The stars have come out to #SaveAintNoMo, a campaign launched by the show’s star and playwright, Jordan E. Cooper.

Cooper launched the #SaveAintNoMo campaign on December 9th after its closing notice to prolong the show’s life, which resulted in heightened awareness and sold-out audiences.

Numerous notable figures stepped up in solidarity to support, with performance buyouts received from Will and Jada Pinkett SmithGabrielle Union and Dwyane WadeQueen LatifahTyler PerryShonda Rhimes, and Sara Ramirez. Queen Latifah also hosted the Saturday night performance on December 17th.

Co-producers Lena Waithe and RuPaul hosted performances on December 13th and 15th, respectively.

Significant contributions were made by Reverend Al SharptonSwizz BeatzD-Nice, Derrick Hayes & Pinky ColeJeremy O. HarrisDenee Benton, Debbie Allen, and Dominique Morrisseau

Ain’t No Mo’ opened on December 1st and will have played 22 previews and 29 performances through December 23, 2022. Unless… #SaveAintNoMo continues.

The cast includes Jordan E. Cooper as PeachesFedna Jacquet (Passenger #1), Marchánt Davis (Passenger #2), Shannon Matesky (Passenger #3), Ebony Marshall-Oliver (Passenger #4), and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Passenger #5). 

Ain’t No Mo’ was named “The Best New Play of the Year” by The Wrap and New York Magazine said “Brace Yourself, No One is Safe.”  Vulture raved the production is “jubilantly disruptive” and Variety exclaimed its “fearlessly provocative.”

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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