Make your appointment at Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway, the latest world-premiere play from award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh. Get Jaja's African Hair Braiding tickets on TodayTix.
On one hot summer day at the title Harlem salon, a group of West African women create artistic masterpieces with their clients' hair. As usual, they chat about their dreams, loves, and ambitions — but they also discuss the ever-growing threat of suddenly being outsiders in their own neighborhood. Don't miss this equally fun and poignant comedy from the writer of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play and Obie Award-winning director Whitney White.
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September 12th, 2023
November 19th, 2023
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By: Jocelyn Bioh
Director: Whitney White
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club, Madison Wells Live, LaChanze, Taraji P. Henson
Cast list: Brittany Adebumola (as Miriam), Maechi Aharanwa (as Ndidi), Rachel Christopher (as Jennifer), Kalyne Coleman (as Chrissy/Michelle/LaNiece), Somi Kakoma (as Jaja), Lakisha May (as Vanessa/Radia/Sheila), Nana Mensah (as Aminata), Michael Oloyede (as James/Sock Man/DVD Man/Jewelry Man), Dominique Thorne (as Marie), Zenzi Williams (as Bea)
Design: David Zinn
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Jiyoun Chang
Sound: Justin Ellington
Other info: Video design by Stefania Bulbarella, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, dialect and vocal coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser
Elevator access, wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, on-demand closed captioning, open captioning, audio description, Braille and large print Playbills
Both Bioh and White are making Broadway debuts with Jaja's African Hair Braiding. Bioh, who is also an actor, performed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014, but this play marks her Broadway writing debut. All her previous plays have debuted off Broadway and beyond: the multi-award-winning School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, the rom-com Nollywood Dreams, and the Shakespeare adaptation Merry Wives.
White is best known for her Obie Award-winning direction of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord off Broadway in 2019, and for other shows including the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Pulitzer-nominated On Sugarland.
Make your appointment at the hair salon for Jocelyn Bioh's latest play. One one hot summer day in Harlem, a group of women, who are longtime neighborhood residents, share their hopes, ambitions, and fears of slowly being pushed to the outskirts of the place they've always called home.
Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway is at New York's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway runs for 1h 30m.
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Jocelyn Bioh wrote Jaja's African Hair Braiding, which marks her Broadway playwriting debut. She's best known for her award-winning play School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.
Whitney White directs Jaja's African Hair Braiding. She is known for her Obie Award-winning direction of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, and she now makes her Broadway debut with Jaja.
Jaja's African Hair Braiding is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Jaja's African Hair Braiding celebrates the vibrant history of hair braiding and community among Black women, and two award-winning creatives tell this story. It's absolutely worth it to make your appointment at the salon.
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