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Turn Me Loose - 2016 - Off-Broadway

John Legend and Mike Jackson present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring SCANDAL's Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory confronted bigotry with shockingly disarming humor, deeply influenced other comics like Chris Rock and Richard Pryor, is a favorite of President Obama, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., has also been a prolific writer, muckraker, provocateur, candidate for mayor of Chicago and for president of the United States. Experience the comic genius of Dick Gregory and the poetic final words of his mentor, slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers: TURN ME LOOSE.


Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission

Westside Theatre (Downstairs)

(New York, NY)
407 West 43rd St.

Turn Me Loose Off-Broadway Cast


by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016
The actor convincingly recreates the finesse, the sublimated anger and the stinging wit of the comedy trailblazer and civil rights activist.
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2016
Music superstar John Legend stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his new off-Broadway show TURN ME LOOSE, based on the life of 1960s comic Dick Gregory.