*Television audiences nationwide (who have cable) will get a chance to see the long-running off-Broadway musical, Sistas.
A live performance of the show was adapted to film and will be broadcast on BET on October 27. Check your local listings for air times.
A celebration of African American women’s history, Sistas centers on a group of sisters who come together to pick a song for their grandmother’s memorial service. Gathered in her attic, going through her keepsakes, they become aware of her profound contributions to their family’s history and to the community. In the process, the sisters share their individual stories of heartache and triumph, using a playlist of more than 30 popular songs made famous over a 100-year period.
Sistas includes familiar songs like “Strange Fruit,” “R.E.S.P.E.C.T,” “Single Ladies,” “Stormy Weather” and “Society’s Child.”
The show is still running in New York at the St. Luke’s Theatre.
Watch the trailer for the “Sistas” film below.