Sister Act Brings Divine Musical Comedy to Broadway
Sister Act opened on Broadway in New York this month at the Broadway Theatre. The new musical is produced by Whoopi Goldberg who starred in the 1992 mega-hit Touchstone Pictures film of the same name written by Joseph Howard.
When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent. Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco attitude and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time, but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Sister Act’s original score features a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.
Sister Act will be the latest addition to The Broadway Collection, a group of new and classic Broadway musicals selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences. Tickets will be available through The Broadway Collection’s international partners.
Sister Act features an original score with music by multi-Academy®, Grammy® and Golden Globe Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted), lyrics by Tony® and Academy Award®-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award® winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (“Cheers”) with additional book material by Tony® and Olivier Award® nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed). Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café), the production features choreography by Tony® and Olivier Award® nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams).
The Broadway company of Sister Act features Olivier Award®-nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Tony Award®-winner Victoria Clark as Mother Superior, Fred Applegate as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan as Joey, Demond Green as TJ, Chester Gregory as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs as Curtis, Marla Mindelle as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo.