Ain’t No Mo’ (Broadway)
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Ain’t No Mo’ (Broadway)

Ain’t No Mo’ (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(215 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

The Broadway transfer of the downtown comedy hit about being Black in America.

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Member Reviews (215)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if Not really a good piece of writing. Direction too is weak. Was disappointed in this show.

Don't see it if If you want a serious drama.

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you like broad comedy.This was over the top for me.Interesting topic, well performed, well designed.Just not compelling.Great premise.

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious discussion of racism.This goes for the cheap laughs.Premise is interesting, just not well executed.

468 Reviews | 121 Followers
Provocative, satirical sketch comedy

See it if Black SNL on steroids. Hilarious -- humor ranged from Real Housewives to Colbert-like political. "Peaches" is great. Amazing costumes

Don't see it if The actors speak so fast, that I often couldn't keep up with it. Some jokes flew right by me. Many pop culture references i didn't get.

470 Reviews | 91 Followers
Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like comedies with resonant social commentary.

Don't see it if you don’t like to confront your biases… actually nevermind, you should see it most of all in that case.

469 Reviews | 54 Followers
Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if like scenes put together as a play. take-offs on what's happening now. actors perform various roles well

Don't see it if want a complete story throughout - this feels like separate skits thrown together to try and make a full story. topic may not be for all

398 Reviews | 160 Followers
Unexpected moments don’t have enough heft, Untraditional theatre, Semi-offensive and semi-enlightening, Disjointed and undeveloped in places, Darkly-humorous

See it if you support Black artists, fresh works, and/or young playwrights; want something risk-taking and new; enjoyed Slave Play or Pass Over.

Don't see it if uninterested in diverse perspectives and talk of race, socio-economic status, gender, politics; uncomfortable with racist language (n-word). Read more

366 Reviews | 92 Followers
Satirical, funny and entertaining, Razor-sharp and unrelenting, Edgy, raunchy, dizzying, Must see, Ambitious

See it if You can deal with an excellent cast and Pulitzer-deserving script that takes no prisoners, Black or White—though Latinos are on standby.

Don't see it if You can't deal with a funny, sharp, totally honest yet outrageous and acerbic script about race relations in the US. Read more

294 Reviews | 67 Followers
Resonant, Over-the-top, Edgy, Creative, Biting satire

See it if you like cutting satire in a party-like atmosphere. Evokes release for some and a visceral feeling to frustration and trauma for others.

Don't see it if can't handle crude language and aren't open to experimental theater dealing with racism/capitalism. Vignettes - not a linear story. Read more

Critic Reviews (18)

The New York Times
December 2nd, 2022

" 'Ain’t No Mo’ has an immediate impact, but its biting commentary on race doesn’t leave a bruise."
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Time Out New York
December 7th, 2022

" 'Ain’t No Mo’ is a dazzling cascade of ideas...It’s as shiny, heavy and fabulously overstuffed as Miss Bag, and it speaks compellingly to the bind of Black Americans in the post-Obama age."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 2nd, 2022

"It’s a show that’s bawdy and bold and uninterested in seeming respectable, but it’s also fascinated by respectability, the question of who might leave or stay on that flight, who might embrace their Blackness and who might try to bury it."
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December 3rd, 2022

“ 'Ain’t No Mo’,' produced on Broadway by a team led by Lee Daniels, is a daring and uproarious feat of performance that is thrillingly alive to the moment."
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Chicago Tribune
December 3rd, 2022

"All the ensemble performers here — are superb. And while this is no traditional Broadway attraction, with all the attendant risks for the producers, the production values for the show are inventive and strikingly well realized."
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New York Theatre Guide
December 5th, 2022

"This play is fanged, ferocious, and funny as all get out."
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New York Daily News
December 2nd, 2022

"Angry, funny, uncompromising and performed at an extraordinarily high level...It abandons caution to the winds and really, really goes there, meaning wherever the heck Cooper wants."
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December 2nd, 2022

"One of the things that impressed me about the play this time around - was the oppressive presence of whiteness that Cooper and the creative team create with nary a Caucasian in sight."
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