(CLOSED) “Sistas The Musical” – Sat/ Sun – 4:30 PM

CLOSED on March 12, 2020 at St Lukes Theatre – Saturdays and Sundays- 4:30 PM

SISTAS THE MUSICAL is a musical journey  of African-American women from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé

3time 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 like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horn,  Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others.

Sistas is a musical play that 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.

“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.”

Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present,  the narrative is presented through songs like 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, Golden by Jill  Scott.

For Group Sales Contact  groupsales@stlukestheatre.com.

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.

CLOSED “The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe”

AFTER 6 MAGICAL YEARS , “The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe” CLOSED on Saturday December 30, 2017.

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

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“One of the best pieces of family theatre I’ve seen” – Broadway World Jr.

“Sure to keep children and grown-ups enthralled…magical” – Broadway World

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE from the book by C.S. Lewis
dramatized by le Clanché du Rand

The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all. In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that’s sure to delight children and adults alike.

Open to all, most suitable for ages 6 and up.
Meet the actors and get a free Narnia sticker after every performance!

Now Playing:  Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Directed by Julia Beardsley O’Brien

Check out 2 great reviews from
Broadway World Jr. and BroadwayWorld.com here and here!

Visit www.narniaoffbroadway.com or follow the show on Facebook for more information!

Pamela Hall: “An Ingenue Who Got Lost in the Stars”

From Playbill.com : an article about the director of “Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical” (Closed April 2012)

Pamela Hall: “An Ingenue Who Got Lost in the Stars”

“She made her Broadway debut as Nina, the winsome waitress who sings “I’ve Never Said I Loved You” in Dear World, then replaced Betty Buckley as Martha Washington in 1776 and was Philia in Broadway’s second A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Then — poof! — she got out of the ingénue business and, for all practical and visible purposes, dropped off the side of the stage while she was still ahead of the game.”

In truth, Pamela Hall only relocated behind the footlights and became a director. Ms Hall’s efforts as director were displayed in the long-running, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical. It opened at St Lukes Theatre, May 13, 2008, and closed April 27th, 2012

CLOSED Nov. 20, 2012: “A Wound in Time”

“A Wound In Time” was first produced and directed by Stephanie Lynn Wilson at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 2010. By popular demand she is bringing it back with a new cast, but for one original member for a limited run at St Lukes Theatre. It opened at St Lukes on October 30, 2012 and closed November 20, 2012

About the play: ” Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bedfellow, and an amorous co-worker cardiac nurse Negra Centron battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while the protective African gods of Santeria seek justice! Magic, ritual, and destiny, are the engines driving this gripping mystery thriller which tackles social issues in the true sense of theatre.”

A judge from the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Awards said of the original production: “It was a wonderful evening of theatre and I’m delighted I had a chance to see it. I was especially glad to see such well written and well acted women on stage. The story was compelling, complex, and funny and the characters rich. This was a long show, 2 hours and 20 minutes. It’s hard to hold an audience for that long, but they did. ” ( CLOSED)

CLOSED April 24, 2013: “Addicted to Show Business”

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Written and performed by 3 Time Emmy Award winner Dave Konig, with direction and musical score by Ian Finkel, ‘Addicted to Show Business’ is a one man comedic tour de force about the one addiction there’s no 12 Step program for.

“In this uplifting and hilarious show, Konig cons his way into a starring role in a Broadway musical (even though he can’t sing or dance), he grts hired – and fired – as a national spokesman for the Catholic Church (even though he’s Jewish), Adam Sandler pushes him on stage, Carol Burnett falls in -and out- of love with him, and someone in the audience gets decapitated (really).”

‘Addicted to Show Business’ opened at St Lukes Theatre, March 13, 2013, and closed April 24, 2013.

CLOSED July 22, 2012: “Channeling Kevin Spacey”

Elan Wolf Farbiarz and Cory Terry’s, “Channeling Kevin Spacey”, made its Off-Broadway premiere at St. Lukes Theatre on May 15, 2011 (previews began April 17, 2011) and closed on July 22, 2012. The production starred Justin R. G. Holcomb and Jamil Chokachi. Wolf & William Productions produced.

1Office Space meets Scarface in this hilarious comic romp! In Channeling Kevin Spacey we meet Charlie, a meek pushover stuck in a dead end job and a loveless relationship.

About the play: “After a particularly soul-squashing day at work, Charlie has an epiphany and resolves to change his life. Channeling Kevin Spacey has garnered international acclaim and taken home the coveted “Best of Fest” award at the Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton Fringe festivals. Fans of both Kevin Spacey and Al Pacino are in for a treat as Charlie’s metamorphosis channels the characters of both actors, triggering devastating and hilarious confrontations. ” (CLOSED)

CLOSED Feb 15, 2013: “Zelda at the Oasis”

Zelda at the Oasis was a new play by P.H. Lin, directed by Andy Sandberg and starring Edwin Cahill and Gardner Reed. Performances began on November 16th, 2012 with its official opening night on December 4th, 2012 Zelda at the Oasis closed at St Lukes Theatre on February 15, 2013.

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About the play: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of legendary American novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wants nothing more than to be recognized as an artist in her own right. Two things stand in her way: a growing mental instability and the overbearing shadow of her husband. On this magical night, Zelda discovers The Club Oasis, a New York City bar where she has escaped to drink alone…until a unique and unexpected friendship is forged with an aspiring musician who plays piano and tends bar at the Oasis. Vivid and haunting memories are triggered as Zelda transforms the Bar Man into those from her past who have shaped her own self-image. Through this after-hours encounter, they share their dreams, missteps, and insights with one another, hoping to unlock the courage to move forward with their lives.  Visit the website for Zelda at the Oasis for more information!(CLOSED)

CLOSED July 29, 2012: “Miracle on South Division Street!”

From the producer of the acclaimed Off Broadway musical The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith comes a new comedy a new comedy by Tom Dudzick about family, faith and adjusting to life’s surprises. “Miracle on South Division Street” opened at St Lukes Theatre on May 13, 2012 and closed July 29, 2012.

1337958-MIRACLE-ON-SOUTH-DIVISON-STREET_Aaron-Pepis_lrg.jpg.300x207_q100About the play: “Her neighborhood may be depressed but not Clara Nowak. She and her three grown children tend a shrine built to commemorate the miraculous vision her father had in his barbershop in 1942. Clara has never lost her faith even if her kids have their doubts. That is, not until a deathbed confession reveals a long-hidden family secret, and all hell — and hilarity — breaks loose on South Division Street.” (CLOSED)

“When a nice Catholic boy suggests that his sister add a jar of gefilte fish to the cheese, pepperoni and beer on her shopping list, you know something strange is going on.  And why not?  There’s a very strange family at the center of … the crowd-pleasing Tom Dudzick comedy.” – The New York Times

“Utterly delightful, while delivering a solid message on faith, the lack of it, why we believe what we believe, and how we can – or must – adjust to life’s surprises.”  –Theatermania.com


CLOSED July 1, 2012: “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith”

“The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith” made its Off- Broadway Premiere at St. Lukes Theatre on June 22, 2011 ( previews began on June 7, 2011) and closed on July 1, 2012.

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About the play : “Sexy and racy, Blues singer Bessie Smith was the definition of a Red Hot Mamma and the most successful entertainer of her time. On the eve of her tragic death in 1937, Bessie takes center stage in a Memphis “buffet flat.” Now, among friends, she tells the story of her amazing life, career, her loves and losses. Put your troubles aside, and soak up the blues as Bessie Smith comes to life and sings the songs that made her so unforgettable, St. Louis Blues, Need a Little Sugar in my Bowl and Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.” CLOSED

The incandescent Miche Braden plays iconic blues singer Bessie Smith and performs thrilling renditions of 15 songs associated with one of America’s great divas.

“Run, don’t walk, to the current production of “The Devil’s Music: the Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.” The riveting and incandescent Miche Braden is the lead in this new staging about one of the great divas of the 1920s.”  –Newstimes.com [CLOSED]