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Marie and Rosetta - 2016 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Marie and Rosetta began previews Wednesday, August 24, officially opened September 14 and will now play through Sunday, October 16 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street).

A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Lewis) was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of 'race records' in the 30's and 40's, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, who performed mornings at churches and evenings at the Cotton Club, who was a big enough star to fill a baseball stadium for her third wedding, but ended up buried in an unmarked grave in Philadelphia. Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta's first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight (Jones), as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

History:

Premiere
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Off-Broadway
Previews: August 24, 2016
Closing: October 16, 2016

Running Time:

One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Linda Gross Theater

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336 West 20th Street
New York,NY10011

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by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2020
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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2020
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Marie and Rosetta Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Marie and Rosetta been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Kecia Lewis.

What productions of Marie and Rosetta have there been?
Marie and Rosetta has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016.

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