January 11 - February 27, 2022

About The Show


Performances start JANUARY 11, 2022


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 by two-time Grammy Award winner Tariq Trotter (Black Thought, The Roots), and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening and Fela!), with book by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), and directed by The New Group’s founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott, Black No More is one Black man’s journey colliding with truths of race and identity.



Black No More is supported in part by the Map Fund.

Black No More is supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts.


The New Group’s productions are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The New Group’s productions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.




Oct 6, 2021. As live theatre returns to New York City, the safety of our audiences is one of The New Group’s top priorities. The Pershing Square Signature Center requires that all guests to the Center show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entering. All audience and staff are required to wear a mask.We will provide updates to these policies as they continue to change and evolve.

Masks will be required to enter the Center. Those who do not have a mask will be provided one. Those who refuse to wear a mask will be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund.

Guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a performance and must show proof of vaccination with valid ID at the time of entry into the theatre. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date you are attending must be: at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine. The only exception to the above will be guests under the age of 12, or those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Guests under 12 and those who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of at least one of the following: negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.

Eligible proof at this time includes:
  • Official CDC Vaccination Card (digital photo or photocopy are also acceptable) OR
  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass PLUS, a New York State app that links your vaccination record to your email & and phone number) OR
  • NYC COVID Safe App (an app that stores your photo ID and vaccination record for Android and iOS) OR
  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record, including from a health care provider (digital photo or photocopy are also acceptable)”

In addition to providing proof of vaccination (or negative test result, as applicable) in accordance with these protocols, all guests must present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport (guests younger than 18 may present a school photo ID).


All sales are final. All service fees and facility fees are non-refundable. 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, The New Group is offering ticket exchanges up to 24 hours before the originally scheduled performance (pending availability). This courtesy can be utilized two times per patron, and exchanges requested within 24 hours cannot be accommodated. Please contact our Box Office at 917-935-4242 (12pm-5pm, Monday – Friday) or email us at for assistance. 
Unless stated, is the authorized seller of tickets to all The New Group productions and digital events. The New Group cannot assist with tickets purchased from a third-party seller.

The New Group reserves the right to amend or discontinue these ticketing policies at any time.

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Performances will take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036



Current Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 12PM – 5PM

Please Note:
Audience members will need to be fully vaccinated and wear masks during the performance.

Email or call 917-935-4242

Maximum of 4 tickets per customer.




Cast & Creative

Performance Info

Performance Schedule

Download the complete Performance Schedule HERE


Accessible Performances:

Audio Described Performance | Saturday, February 12 at 2pm

Open Captioned Performance | Saturday, February 26 at 2pm

ASL Interpreted Friday, February 11 at 7:30pm






Black Theater Night | Friday, January 21, 2022
Use code TNGBTN for $40-$55 tickets! Use code at checkout. Valid while inventory lasts.

Post-Show Talkbacks
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Watch Black Thought of The Roots: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
and hear exclusive music from Black No More.