Lillias White Joins the Cast of BLACK NO MORE

Lillias White joins previously announced Walter Bobbie, Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence, Tracy Shayne, Theo Stockman and Tariq Trotter.

Black No More

The New Group has announced that Tony Award winner Lillias White will join the cast of the world premiere production of Black No More. This new musical, inspired by George S. Schuyler's 1931 novel of the same name, features Book by John Ridley, Music and Lyrics by Tariq Trotter, Choreography by Bill T. Jones, Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Daryl Waters and Direction by Scott Elliott. A strictly limited engagement will play January 11 - February 27, 2022 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Irene Diamond Stage, 480 West 42nd Street) with Opening Night on Tuesday, February 8. Tickets are now on sale to the public.

Lillias White (Fela!, The Life) joins the previously announced Walter Bobbie (Tony Award-winning Director, Chicago), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, American Psycho), Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton, "Power"),Tamika Lawrence (If/Then, Rent), Tracy Shayne (Bronx Bombers, Chicago), Theo Stockman (American Idiot, American Psycho) and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter (The Roots). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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), who's 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 "Black Thought" Trotter (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.

a??a??Originally announced and slated for fall 2020,a??Black No More arrives in January 2022 in this world premiere production from The New Group.

Black No More features Music Direction and Dance Arrangements by Zane Mark; Scenic Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Qween Jean; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg; and Casting by The Telsey Office / Rebecca Scholl, CSA & Kristian Charbonier, CSA. Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson, with Assistant Stage Manager Nicole Iovino.

A strictly limited engagement plays January 11 - February 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Irene Diamond Stage, 480 West 42nd Street), with Opening Night on February 8. Tickets are now on sale. Regular price tickets for all preview performances January 11 - February 8 are $65 - $85; and tickets for performances February 9 - February 27 are $85 - $105. The complete performance schedule, including Black Theater Night and accessibility performances can be found at Tickets are available at


Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's BLACK NO MORE

The New Group's just celebrated opening night of Black No More, featuring Leanne Antonio, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Elijah A. Carter, Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ryan Fitzgerald, Gaelen Gilliland, Polanco Jones Jr., Zachary Daniel Jones, Tamika Lawrence, Sarah Meahl, Howard McGillin, Mary Page Nance, Oneika Phillips, Nicholas Ranauro, Malaiyka Reid, Mars Rucker, Angela M. Sauers, Tracy Shayne, Theo Stockman, Ephraim Sykes, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Akron Watson, Nyla Watson, Edward Watts and Lillias White.

Photos: First Look at BLACK NO MORE

The New Group's Black No More is set to officially open on Tuesday, February 15. The complete cast features Leanne Antonio, Rhaamell Burke-Missouri, Elijah A. Carter, Jennifer Damiano, Brandon Victor Dixon, Ryan Fitzgerald, and more.

VIDEO: Tariq Trotter Talks BLACK NO MORE Off-Broadway on FALLON

Tariq TrotterTariq Trotter returned to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the new Off-Broadway adaption of Black No More, which he stars in and wrote the music and lyrics for with the Roots. The cast also features Brandon Victor Dixon, Jennifer Damiano, Tamika Lawrence, Ephraim Sykes, Lillias White, and more.

BLACK NO MORE Announces New Preview and Opening Night Dates

The New Group has announced that the new musical Black No More will begin previews January 18, in advance of an Official Opening Night now set for Tuesday, February 15, a schedule update due to Covid-19.  Previews were previously slated to begin January 11.


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