Opening Night: February 15, 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 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.
Download the Black No More digital program HERE
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.
Open Caption service is provided in part by a grant from NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus.
Dec 8, 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. Based on CDC guidelines we encourage, though do not require, N95s or KN95s masks.
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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.
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- 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).
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