Blue Man Group
The three-man new-vaudeville Blue Man Group pounds on just about anything it can get its azure little hands on. The loopy, gently avant-garde trio of silent performers continue with their long-running production at the Astor Place Theatre.
Sistas: The Musical
Sistas is an uplifting musical journey, of a multi-generational African-American Family. Based on a series of interviews conducted with Black women over a six-year period, using a playlist of songs made famous by artists that include Billie Holiday, Lena Horn, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J Blige and others, this Musical tells of the struggles, the joys and the triumphs of being Black and of being a Woman in America. Told through the life and experiences of one woman and the women in her family, the story easily segues from the days of Jim Crow to the present and covers a range of topics from segregation, the women’s movement to the meaning of love and control. The narrative is stitched together using songs that perfectly capture the mood and speaks to the issues of each period and time — “Strange Fruit,” “Society’s Child,” “Taint Nobody’s Business,” “I am Not My Hair” by India.Arie, Alicia Keyes’ “A Woman’s Worth,” “Golden” by Jill Scott and, Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone.” In the end, the women find strength in each others’ stories and arrive at a way to best honor the memory of their beloved Grandma – a seminal figure in their development as strong and accomplished women.
Garbage can lids and brooms and sticks make up just a few of the “instruments” used for this percussive symphony. Stomp has been packing in audiences at the Orpheum Theatre since 1994, and is still running strong.