Deloris Van Cartier is back! It was announced late last night that EGOT winner and The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg would be slipping back into her habit and bringing Sister Act to the West End in London in 2020 for four weeks next summer. She will be hitting the stage at London’s Eventim Apollo from July 29th through August 20th in Summer 2020, in a newly adapted production of the stage musical.
In a stroke of absolute casting genius, writer, actress & BAFTA winner Jennifer Saunders will be inhabiting the habit that Maggie Smith originally wore in the original 1992 film (and the 1993 sequel) and will be portraying the beloved Mother Superior.
Many Sister Act fans had assumed that we’d seen the last of Goldberg as the lounge singer turned singing sister. She recently told Good Morning Britain that “we’ve been all over Disney begging. They’ve decided that they’re going to go in a different direction with Sister Act. “So it won’t be Sister Act 3 it will be a brand new rendition of Sister Act, and I guess I’ll walk through a scene and that’s how they’ll say I was part of it”.
Sister Act West End producer Jamie Wilson said: “It has been so exciting to work with Whoopi, Alan Menken, Douglas Carter Beane and Glenn Slater to revise and refresh Sister Act for this newly adapted production. “This is a very special one-off opportunity created just for London to see one of the most loved actors of our time playing the part she is so famous and so loved for”.
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