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Star-studded Black No More Opens Off-Broadway

The New Group's Black No More opened Tuesday, February 15th, Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Hear from Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Lillias White, Ephraim Sykes and Theo Stockman about what Black No More means to them on Opening Night.

Lillias White proudly does a split in front of the step and repeat with the cast cheering her on.

Learn more about Black No More & buy tickets on The New Group's website.

Black No More, a new musical inspired by George S. Schuyler’s Afrofuturist novel set during the Harlem Renaissance, is the story of Max Disher (Brandon Victor Dixon), a young man eager to try the mysterious machine invented by Dr. Junius Crookman (Tariq Trotter) that guarantees to “solve the American race problem” —by turning Black people white. Through a fusion of music and dance, Black No More is one Black man’s journey colliding with truths of race and identity.

Featuring a book by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), music by Tariq Trotter, Anthony Tidd, James Poyser and Daryl Waters, lyrics by two-time Grammy Award winner Tariq Trotter (Black Thought, The Roots), choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening and Fela!), and direction by The New Group’s founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott.

Please be aware: This production includes depictions of violence and racially violent language. This production contains strobe lighting effects and gunshots.

Photos by Shoshana / @bwaySHO

Thursday, February 17th, is HARLEM NIGHT. The New Group has discount tickets available and a post-SHO talkback.

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