‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ is live streaming its last week of shows for at-home audiences. Here’s how to watch.
Theater junkies and curious newbies can enjoy the magic of the Broadway experience right from the comfort of their couch this month. Manhattan Theatre Club’s extended world premiere of Jocelyn Bioh’s Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is live streaming its final week of performances to audiences far and wide from Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) has partnered with League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST) to bring its first live streaming production to at-home audiences.
“We are delighted that Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is the first Manhattan Theatre Club production to be live streamed,” noted MTC Executive Director Chris Jennings in a press release. “Seeing this production is a joyous experience that we are excited to share with audiences outside of New York.”
If you’re a theater junkie who can’t make it out to the Big Apple to catch Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’s final week of performances, here’s how you can enjoy the Broadway experience right from home.
What is Jaja’s African Hair Braiding about?
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding chronicles a single day inside Jaja’s lively Harlem braiding salon, where an eclectic band of West African immigrants work magic on the neighborhood women’s hair. The play serves as a snapshot into the vibrant lives of the women in the community, from conflicts between braiders to impending wedding plans to all the dreams and secrets in between.
The new play opened on Broadway on Oct. 3 and has received rave reviews — and two extensions. It was originally set to close on Oct. 29, then was previously extended to Nov. 5. Now, audiences get the chance to see it through Nov. 19 and see what all the buzz is about.
When is Jaja’s African Hair Braiding streaming?
MTC’s extended world premiere of Jaja‘s will live stream its final week of performances from Nov. 14 through 19 worldwide from Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway.
“Reaching the widest audience possible has always been my goal with this play and I’m so thrilled that that will now be possible,” says Playwright Jocelyn Bioh. “I can’t wait for audiences far and wide to come to the shop!”
How can I watch Jaja’s African Hair Braiding live at home?
Watching a Broadway show has never been easier, thanks to League of Live Stream Theater. From Nov. 14 through 19, audiences everywhere can purchase a ticket at LOLST.org and tune into a live performance of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding from home. The play runs for 90 minutes with no intermission and is streamed live from the stage — not recorded. That means you will need to watch at a scheduled performance time (of your choosing). Unfortunately, you cannot view the show a second time or at a later date if you miss your time slot (and all sales are final).
All live stream tickets are $69, which includes the $9 service fee. After purchase, you’ll receive an email with a one-time-use link that’s unique to you. This will serve as your ticket to your live show. The best way to watch the performance is from a desktop or laptop computer using the Chrome browser, but you can always mirror your screen to your TV for a proper viewing sesh.
The following time slots are available for live performances:
Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. ET
Friday. Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. ET