SISTAS: The Musical Opens Today at the Abingdon Theater Complex

SISTAS: The Musical is the story of African-American women told through popular music, from "God Bless the Child" to Destiny's Child. After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process sing hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930's through the Girl Groups of the 60's to the empowerment of the 90's. This soulful and laugh-out-loud show goes from pain to pride to power, from "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," and "I Will Survive" to "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair," and "A Woman's Worth." From Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to Beyonce and from Ma Rainey to Mary J. Blige.

Writer: Dorothy Marcic, who also wrote RESPECT, which has played in 20 cities. Director Kenneth Ferrone and choreographer Lauren Lim Jackson. The cast of ‘SISTAS' includes: Patrice Covington Briana Davis, Jennifer Fouche, Gayle Samuels, and Angela K. Thomas.* Costumes: Tricia Barmasian; casting: Jamibeth Margolis; musical arrangements: Germono Toussaint and musical director Charles Geizhals. Stage Manager: Joshua Quinn and Assistant Stage Manager is Terrell Green. Photos by Russ Rowland. This is an Actors' Equity showcase. Six performances between July 11 and 31 at the Abingdon Theater complex on 36th St. near 8th Ave. in New York City. For more information visit:

July 11 (Monday) 6 pm
July 14 (Thursday) 5 pm
July21 (Thursday) 8:30 pm
July 23 (Saturday) 1:45 pm

July 25 (Monday) 3:00 pm* Just added!
July 29 (Friday) 8:30 pm
July 31(Sunday) 3 pm

June Havoc Theater
312 w. 36th St. (btw 8th and 9th) first floor

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