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Called "hard to resist" by The New York Times and "mesmerizing" by The Amsterdam News, this revival of Mama, I Want to Sing, the 1983 gospel musical, tells the story of a talented young girl who dreams of leaving her church choir to pursue a life in popular music, despite strong objections from her mother. A tribute to the many African-American artists with church choir roots who rose to fame in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Vy Higginsen based her musical on the life of her sister Doris Troy, whose 1963 hit "Just One Look" launched her to international fame.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Dempsey Theatre, Off-Broadway