Marie and Rosetta

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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, a woman who played guitar as passionately as Clapton, 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 protégé, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Atlantic Theater Company Extends George Brant's Marie and Rosetta - Sep 15, 2016

Marie and Rosetta - Sep 14, 2016

Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones Open in Marie and Rosetta - Sep 13, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis Star in Marie and Rosetta - Sep 6, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis Rehearse Marie and Rosetta - Aug 4, 2016

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