The work that made history by Jordan E. Cooper, Not without ‘, will close on Broadway just a few weeks after it officially opens on December 1.
Written by Cooper, directed by Stevie-Walker Webb and produced by Lee Daniels, the critically acclaimed play will conclude on December 18 after 22 preview performances and 21 regular performances.
In a statement about the end of the play, Daniels recalled the first time he saw Not that there is no ‘.
“It shook me to the core,” he said. “I know firsthand that this world — and the industry — isn’t always receptive to our stories, and I vow to do everything I can to bring Jordan’s compelling play written in the tone of the voice. and his distinct perspective on Broadway.”
Daniels continued, “I intend to make history with this play. I’m proud to say we did. Jordan E. Cooper is currently the youngest black American playwright in Broadway history with Not Mo‘. I couldn’t be more proud of our amazing cast and crew. It’s not over yet.”
In a short time, the play brought in notable names like Queen Latifah, Tamron Hall, Gayle King, Monique, Clive Davis, Eric Holder, Matthew Broderick, Deborah Cox, Katie Holmes, etc.
According to its website, Not no Mo’ “Dare to ask the tough question, ‘What if the U.S. government offered black Americans a one-way ticket to Africa?’ The answer is the new high-octane comedy.” The play moves through “the turbulent black skies of America today,” and blends “dramatic, satire, avant-garde theater and a bit of sloppiness.”
News of the play’s closure comes days after another play was in production on Broadway, KOREAN POPalso announced closure.