Marie and Rosetta

Name: Linda Gross Theater
Address: 336 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
Production Information
First performance date: August 24, 2016
Opening date: September 12, 2016
Closing date: October 16, 2016
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
A huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time, bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music. Tharpe was the queen of ‘race records’ in the 30’s and 40’s, 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 protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Atlantic Theater Company Producer
Neil Pepe Artistic Director
Jeffory Lawson Managing Director
Annie MacRae Associate Artistic Director
George Brant Playwright
Neil Pepe Director
Steven H. Broadnax III Assistant Director
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Christopher Akerlind Lighting Designer
Steve Canyon Kennedy Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig Designer
Jungah Han Assistant Set Designer
Amy Sutton Assistant Costume Designer
Elizabeth Mak Assistant Lighting Designer
Pamela Adams General Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Michael D. Domue Production Stage Manager
Lizzy Lee Assistant Stage Manager
Bethany Weinstein Stewert Production Manager
Five OHM Productions Sound Supervisor
Graham Johnson Sound Supervisor
Joshua Yocom Prop Master
Colleen Heaney Wardrobe
Jason Michael Webb Music Direction
Jason Michael Webb Orchestrations
Jason Michael Webb Arranger
Abigail Katz Dramaturg
Justin Huff CSA Casting
Telsey + Company Casting

Actor Role
Rebecca Naomi Jones Marie Knight
Kecia Lewis Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Kecia Lewis Actor
2 WON 2017 Obie Award, Performance Kecia Lewis Actor