Shout, Sister, Shout! the musical: Coming to Washington DC‘s Ford’s Theatre in spring 2023!

Shout, Sister, Shout!, a musical inspired by Gayle Wald’s book, will make its Washington DC debut in March 2023 at the historic Ford’s Theatre!

Written by the acclaimed playwright Cheryl L. West and directed Kenneth Roberson, Shout, Sister, Shout! explores Rosetta’s Tharpe’s rise to fame amid her daring performances of church music at nightclubs and on recordings. It highlights her relationships with her mother, the evangelist Katie Bell Nubin, and Marie Knight, her duet partner in the 1940s and early 1950s.

With musical direction by Sheilah V. Walker and choreography by William Carlos AnguloShout, Sister, Shout!  is visually and sonically exciting. It features the phenomenal Carrie Compere as Rosetta Tharpe and Carol Denis as Tharpe’s mother, evangelist Katie Bell Nubin. Both appeared to broad acclaim in the 2019 Seattle Rep production.

The Ford’s Theatre production runs from March 15-May 13, 2023. Catch Shout, Sister, Shout! before its next stop: Broadway!