Tyler Perry Joins Celebs Buying Broadway ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Shows
Tyler Perry is Hollywood’s latest star to step in and buy a performance in a Broadway show not la mo hoping to help the play reverse its plans to close.
Perry joined Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who also purchased one of the shows, as production began campaigning to extend its run beyond December 18th. On December 15, production said it had been extended to December 23. Perry owns a stake in BET+ and several shows on BET, of which he is a co-producer not la mo.
A representative for Perry confirmed the acquisition and said it will be used to fund tickets for December 23, which will be distributed to individuals in underserved communities and students.
Production confirmed Thursday that Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah, Shonda Rhimes and Sara Ramirez are among the other names in Hollywood that have bought the shows. Rev. Al Sharpton, Swizz Beatz, De-Nice, Derek Hayes, Pinky Cole, Jeremy O. Harris, Denny Benton, Debbie Allen, and Dominic Morisot also made “important contributions.”
Creator Jordan E. Cooper, who also stars, was trying to boost ticket sales this week after the new play, which begs the question, “What if the American government tried to solve racism by offering black Americans one-way plane tickets to Africa?” received a notice. Closing one week after opening.
When asked why Perry decided to support the Broadway play, the media mogul cited the talent of Cooper, who is also the creator of the play Show Mrs. Pat on BET+. Berry also made reference to another Broadway show in which he was portrayed in a negative light.
“Jordan E. Cooper is an incredibly talented young man who attributes much of his desire to be in show business to my early plays. I wanted to do whatever I could to help him and cast him on. Unlike strange episodeWhich revolves around a black man fighting his blackness, not la mo Berry said in a statement.
Perry is criticized throughout the musical strange episodeAsher, as the main character, first refuses to commission a ghost to write a gospel play for Perry and then writes the play by creating caricatures of Perry’s characters. The show, which focuses on Usher’s struggles to write his own music, won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
“We think it’s great to be supporting Tyler not la mo and New Black Voices on Broadway. We encourage everyone to support Live Theatre, especially during such a challenging time.” strange episode said creator Michael R. Jackson and producer Barbara Whitman in response.
In the last comment after the performance strange episodeJackson said he spoke on the phone with Perry but wasn’t sure he would come to see the show.
“I told him, ‘If that’s going to stress you out, don’t come,'” Jackson said at the time.
Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m An update with the names of other Hollywood stylists who have purchased the shows and the play’s stretch.
Dec. 16, at 3:50 p.m: Updated on Berry’s purchase date.
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