Marie and Rosetta

Marie and Rosetta

Off-Broadway
Drama
Play with Music
Original
SYNOPSIS: Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar-playing and swing to gospel music," state Atlantic production notes. "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 her first rehearsal with a young protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

Director: Neil Pepe.
  • Running Time: 95 minutes, no intermission
  • Playwright: George Brant

Awards

Drama League
2017 Distinguished Performance Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2017 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee

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