Sistas: The Musical Returns to Off-Broadway! The Hit Musical Telling the Story of Black Women Through Popular Music from Billie to Beyonce.
This new production of SISTAS! advances original cast member Tracey Lee Conyer as director and choreographer. All new sets and costumes have also been added.
“First presented in the 2011 MIdtown International Theater Festival, SISTAS! is slated to become Off-Broadway’s longest running production. After 9 years Off-Broadway at Edmund Gaynes’ St. Lukes Theatre we couldn’t be more excited to re-open at Gaynes’ Actors Temple Theatre.”
“SISTAS! celebrates black music and the bonds of a family whose struggles and triumphs are universal and whose singing will rock the house with humor, humility, and sass!” said Tacey Lee Conyer, Director.
“Ultimately, SISTAS! is a story of family, of the history that binds us, and of the love we share that transcends our differences. It is a joyous celebration of strong women,” says Dr. Dorothy Marcic, Playwright
Debra Thais Evans (Simone)
Debra Thais Evans, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is thrilled to be a part of the Sistas family. Favorite credits include: Broadway: Rocktopia: A Classical Revolution, Tours: Porgy & Bess, Hairspray: Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Carousel (Nettie), Into the Woods (The Witch). Other previous credits include several albums with Stage Stars Records. Many thanks to Bill, Tracey and the entire creative team for this incredible opportunity. Mama, Love ya!
Romelda Teron Benjamin (Roberta)
Romelda is known for her powerful, full, rich and emotionally charged vocal style. She recently appeared on Law and Order SVU and in the original Off-Broadway production of The Secret Life of Bees as Queenie at Atlantic Theater Company. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Sister Chantell in the original Off-Broadway production of Bare: A Pop Opera and for her portrayal of Paradise in the Broadway production of Brooklyn The Musical. Romelda recently appeared at Joe’s Pub in the critically acclaimed Ryan Raftery: Watch What Happens Live On Stage The Tale of Andy Cohen and the Housewives as Nene Leakes and Ryan Raftery Is the Most Powerful Woman in Fashion, The Anna Wintour Musical. Other credits Include: Momma Morton in Chicago, Mavis White Eagle in Idaho!, Featured Ensemble in Catch Me If You Can original workshops through its out-of-town run at The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, BJ Crosby in the National Tour of Smokey Joe’s Café. Romelda has appeared in numerous recordings, workshops, readings, The John Oliver Show on HBO and concerts with Linda Eder, Natalie Douglas, Harry Connick Jr., Pope Francis, Gloria Estefan, and Billy Porter. Thank you, God, for my Mommy, my Family, and Friends. My WAM Family Managers Rich and Mike. THANK YOU! IG: @theromeldateronbenjamin
Dawn Cantwell (Heather)
Broadway: Sting’s The Last Ship (originated the role of Young Meg), Wicked (Nessarose). Off-Broadway credits include: original company F#%king Up Everything/Brooklyn Crush, Music in the Air (Encores! City Center), original company Dogfight (Second Stage), Love’s Labour’s Lost (37 Arts). Regional/Tour credits include: Les Miserables, The Master Class, Romeo and Juliet, Carousel. Film: The Train (opposite Eli Wallach), Isolation (Independant). Save the Date (Independant) TV: Every Other Sunday (Amazon), The Tonight Show. She is writing a musical, Hiraeth, alongside Addi McDaniel. She also writes and performs with her brother Ryan Cantwell (musical director/conductor forthcoming Broadway revival of 1776, Waitress, Pippin, Bat Out of Hell). Their music can be found here. BA: NYU Tisch. www.dawncantwell.com, www.hiraethmusical.com. IG @dawasong, fb @dawncantwell
Maria Lawson (Gloria)
Maria is excited to join Sistas! A UK native who relocated to New Jersey, with her father hailing from New York, Maria obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science at Lancaster University, UK and was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. Maria started her music career as a songwriter with Peer Music Publishing and went on to record her debut album with Sony Music.
Television credits: The X Factor UK– Finalist, The Equalizer – CBS, Eastenders– BBC, Lost Arc, VO- Amazon. Theater Credits: (Lead Singer) Thriller Live– West End, London, (Candy) Saturday Night Fever – US Tour, (Chiffon) Little Shop of Horrors – Edinburgh Fringe, Soul Train – The Musical. Maria would like to thank her UK/US family for their continued love and support. Follow Maria and download her vocal app at https://www.instagram.com/marialawsonofficial/
Montria Walker (Tamika)
Sistas: The Musical Creative Team
Author: Dorothy Marcic
Music & Lyrics: Various
Director / Choreographer: Tracy Conyer Lee
Producer: Franzblau Media Inc
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Saturdays ~ 4:30 PM & 8:00 PM / Sundays ~ 4:30 PM
Box Office Hours Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office
one hour prior to the performance.
Actors Temple Theatre
Located at 339 West 47th Street
(Between 8th and 9th Avenue)