MTC’s JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING: Broadway Sensation Goes Global with Live Streaming Debut - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Monday, October 30, 2023

MTC’s JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING: Broadway Sensation Goes Global with Live Streaming Debut

MTC’s JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING: Broadway Sensation Goes Global with Live Streaming Debut

The League of Live Stream Theater is proud to announce its partnership with Manhattan Theatre Club to live stream the world premiere Broadway production of Jaja's African Hair Braiding. From Tuesday, November 14th to Sunday, November 19th, audiences worldwide can experience this sensational play from the comfort of their homes, breaking the barriers of geographical constraints.

The critically acclaimed play, dubbed "wickedly entertaining" by The Washington Post, "brilliant" by Entertainment Weekly, and a "riotously funny buffet of delights" by The New York Times, has been captivating audiences since its first performance. Now, this character-rich narrative, filled with personality and depth, will be accessible to a global audience, courtesy of The League of Live Stream Theater.

Set in Harlem, Jaja's African Hair Braiding immerses viewers in the bustling hair braiding shop owned by Jaja, a West African immigrant. Amidst the vibrant setting, a diverse group of braiders creates masterpieces while navigating love, dreams, and community. The play delves into the complexities of life on the edge of home, exploring themes of identity, dreams, and the significance of community.

“This is an exciting partnership that underscores our commitment to making Broadway accessible while showcasing diversity in theater makers and stories,” said Oren Michels, Co-founder of League of Live Stream Theater. Through live streaming, theater transcends physical boundaries, bridging the gap between traditional audiences and those previously untouched by the magic of Broadway.

Lynne Meadow, MTC Artistic Director, expressed her delight at the production's live-streaming debut. “It’s been a joy for me to work on this production... I’m thrilled that so many more people will have the chance to see it and be inspired to come to the theatre in the future.”

Don't miss this extraordinary Broadway experience! Tickets for the live stream performances are priced at $69, providing a front-row seat to the magic of Jaja's African Hair Braiding. The League of Live Stream Theater's innovative ticketing system ensures a seamless and secure viewing experience for every theater enthusiast.

Performance Schedule (All EST):

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM

Friday, November 17 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM

Visit to secure your live stream ticket. After purchase, an email containing a unique, one-time-use link will be sent, allowing access to the live performance at the scheduled showtime. The League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST), a nonprofit founded in 2022, is dedicated to making Broadway accessible globally. Co-founded by industry veterans Jim Augustine and Oren Michels, LOLST provides production, technical, financial, and marketing solutions, enabling nonprofit theaters to reach a diverse and international audience through live streaming.

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) celebrates its 50th anniversary under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Director Chris Jennings. With over 600 premieres, 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 28 Tony Awards, and numerous other accolades, MTC remains at the forefront of American theater. MTC's commitment to presenting new work in a dynamic and supportive environment continues, fostering collaboration and innovation within the theater community.

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Live stream supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.


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