SISTAS: THE MUSICAL Begins Previews 9/29, Opens 10/23 at St. Luke's Theatre

Three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle is never far from his first love, Broadway. He returns this season as a producer on this Musical written by Fulbright Scholar and Columbia University Professor Dr. Dorothy Marsic.

SISTAS is an uplifting musical journey, of a multi-generational African-American Family. Based on a series of interviews conducted with Black women over a six-year period, using a playlist of songs made famous by artists that include Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and others, this Musical tells of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being Black and of being a Woman in America. Told through the life and experiences of one woman and the women in her family, the story easily segues from the days of Jim Crow to the present and covers a range of topics from segregation, the women's movement to the meaning of love and control. The narrative is stitched together using the lyrics of songs that perfectly capture the mood and speaks to the issues of each period and time -- Strange Fruit, Society's Child, Taint Nobody's Business; to expressions of self-worth and independence - I am Not My Hair by India.Arie, Alicia Keyes' A Woman's Worth, Golden by Jill Scott and, Erykah Badu's Tyrone. In the end, the women find strength in each others' stories and arrive at a way to best honor the memory of their beloved Grandma - a seminal figure in their development as strong and accomplished women.

Produced by Hinton Battle and Jenkay LLC
Written by Dorothy Marcic
Directed by Kenneth Ferrone
Associate Director Edward Staudenmayer
Lighting by Kia Rogers
Set Design by Josh Iancovelli
Casting by Jamibeth Margolis Casting

St. Luke's Theatre
308 West 46th Street
(between 8th & 9th Avenues)

Show Dates:
Previews begin September 29, 2011
Opening October 23, 2011
Closing Open-Ended

Performance Schedule:
Thursday at 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm

Pricing: $29.50 - $69.50
Tele-Charge: (212) 239-6200
Outside NY metro area (800) 432-7250
Note: Special Student Rate, $29.50 any available seat, day of performance.
(2 hrs before @ Box Office w/valid Student ID)

Show Run Time:
90 minutes (no intermission)


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