Three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and JenKay present “SISTAS,” a musical journey of a multi generational African-American family.
Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists such as Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others, the musical play tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black in America, of being a woman in America – as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family.
Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present, the narrative is presented through songs such as “Strange Fruit,” “Society’s Child,” “Taint Nobody’s Business,” right up to the present with more contemporary songs of worth and independence – “I am Not My Hair” by India Arie, Alicia Keyes’ “A Woman’s Worth” and “Golden” by Jill Scott.
St. Luke’s Theatre 308 West 46th Street, N.Y.
Sunday, Jan. 1 at
Now through Feb. 26
Thursdays 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 4:30 p.m.