Sistas: The Musical, Co-Produced by Hinton Battle, Opens Off-Broadway Oct. 23

News   Sistas: The Musical, Co-Produced by Hinton Battle, Opens Off-Broadway Oct. 23
 
Sistas: The Musical, which debuted at The Midtown International Theatre Festival, officially opens at Off-Broadway's St. Luke’s Theatre Oct. 23. Tony winner Hinton Battle and Jenkay LLC produce.

Cast member Jennifer Fouche
Cast member Jennifer Fouche

Directed by Kenneth Ferrone, the production began previews Sept. 29. Jennifer Fouche reprises her role as Roberta with newcomers Tracey Conyer Lee (Gloria), April Nixon (Simone), Amy Goldberger (Heather) and Lexi Rhaodes (Tamika).

Sistas, which is written by Dorothy Marcic, is described as "an uplifting musical journey, of a multi-generational African-American family. [The production is] 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 Horne, 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 production also features associate direction by Edward Staudenmayer, lighting by Kia Rogers and set design by Josh Iancovelli.

Performances play Thursdays at 8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30 PM.

St. Luke's Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues). For tickets, priced $29.50-$59.50, call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.Telecharge.com. For more information visit www.sistasthemusical.com.

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