After a very successful run at the Midtown International Theater Festival,
The new off-Broadway musical Sistas is a nonstop celebration, and Broadway.com jumped at the chance to chat with this show's talented company. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. The women discuss their family history and the history of African-American women through popular music spanning from Billie Holiday to Beyonce. We headed to St. Luke's Theatre to talk with stars April Nixon, Jennifer Fouche, Tracey Conyer Lee, Amy Goldberger and Lexi Rhoades about this unique musical. Click below for a sneak peek of the show that has audiences singing, shouting and dancing in the aisles, then head off-Broadway to experience Sistas for yourself!
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, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."
Sistas: the Musical, the story of African-American women through Top-40 music, is produced by 3-time Tony winner Hinton Battle, written by Dorothy Marcic (writer of "RESPECT: The Musical," which has played in 20 cities), and directed by Kenneth Ferrone.
Photos by Russ Rowland
Two thumbs up from the audience!