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Sistas: The Musical - Off-Broadway

SISTAS is the 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, and using a playlist of songs made famous by artists that include Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige 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 to the civil rights and women's movement, and tackles the idea of love vs. control.

The narrative is stitched perfectly together by the lyrics of songs that capture the mood and speak to the issues of each period and time -- Strange Fruit, Society's Child, Taint Nobody's Business, 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 play comes full circle and reflects on the love of family and the strength of values passed from one generation to the next.


Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Saturdays: 4:30pm

Sundays: 4:30pm

St. Luke's Theatre

(New York, NY)
308 West 46th Street
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Sistas: The Musical Off-Broadway Cast


by Tyler Peterson - January 13, 2015
SISTAS: The Musical, the joyful Off-Broadway production recently celebrated its three year anniversary at St. Luke's Theatre. The cast, crew, and creative team gathered after the November 8 performance to celebrate with audience members and to kick off the show's fourth season.
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2014
The cast of off-Broadway's little gem, Sistas: The Musical, will pay tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, on Monday, January 20 with a rousing rendition of 'We are Family'. A full Gospel Choir will join the cast during the halftime show at the Knicks game, for a performance that promises to bring the audience to its feet.
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2013
The hit Off-Broadway musical, SISTAS recently celebrated its third year running at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of Broadway. Now the play is about to celebrate yet another milestone. Today, October 27th a film version of the musical will air nationally, on BET at 1:00pm (EST), expanding the opportunity for millions who might not otherwise be able to see the stage version of this emotionally compelling story.
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2013
Harry Belafonte paid a visit to the long-running hit, Sistas: The Musical at St. Luke's Theatre. After thoroughly enjoying the show, Mr. Belafonte greeted the cast and stayed long enough to pose with them. Check out a photo below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 21, 2013
Featured in this week's event was the cast of SISTAS THE MUSICAL (Badia Farha) performing 'Tyrone,' 'I Am Not My Hair,' and 'I Will Survaive.' Check out highlights below!