Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Show Poster

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Tickets

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Jocelyn Bioh's new play.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Nov. 19, 2023.

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About Jaja’s African Hair Braiding on Broadway

1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Previews: Sep 12, 2023 • Opening: Oct 3, 2023 • Closing: Nov 19, 2023
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Venue

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Samuel J Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Story

This dazzling world premiere welcomes you into Jaja’s bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem where every day, a lively and eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders are creating masterpieces on the heads of neighborhood women. During one sweltering summer day, love will blossom, dreams will flourish and secrets will be revealed. The uncertainty of their circumstances simmers below the surface of their lives and when it boils over, it forces this tight-knit community to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home.

Reviews

A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Brilliant! A powerful tale about joy, dreams, community, and sisterhood."

Entertainment Weekly

Emyln Travis

"Wickedly entertaining! A character-rich play, bubbling with personality and an occasion worth toasting."

The Washington Post

Peter Marks

Cast & Creative

Cast

Chrissy/Michelle/Laniece
Vanessa/Radia/Sheila
James and Others

Creative

Written by
Jocelyn Bioh
Director
Whitney White
Set Designer
David Zinn
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer
Jiyoun Chang
Sound Designer and Composer
Justin Ellington
Video Designer
Stefania Bulbarella
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