Just posted on the Stage Entertainment web site
is official word that "Sister Act, the musical developed by Stage Entertainment
in coproduction with Whoopi Goldberg
, will go to Broadway in the spring of 2011. The musical opened one year ago in London and is now almost ready for an international rollout. This fall the show will premiere in Hamburg, Germany and there is interest from Japan, Korea, Canada and Australia."
The show is currently scheduled to close in London on October 30, 2010 (to make way for The Wizard of Oz) but plans are said to be in the works for both a UK tour and to potentially find a new London home.
Whoopi Goldberg confirmed recently on the Joy Behar show as well that she will be brining Sister Act, now playing at The London Palladium in the West End, to Broadway in 2011.
While speaking with Behar, Goldberg reveals:
BEHAR: [following a clip of Sister Act] That was the scene from "Sister Act" and Whoopi as a singing and dancing nun. You`re going to be producing this show on Broadway?
GOLDBERG: Yes in 2011 we`ll bring it here. It`s in London now.
BEHAR: It`s so perfect for a Broadway musical.
BEHAR: It was a no-brainer to get it together, right?
GOLDBERG: Well, I, you know, I came to the process late because the original folks said that they decided to do it hadn`t contacted me and didn`t, I guess, want my input.
BEHAR: Uh huh.
GOLDBERG: And the man that subsequently took over called and said, we would like you to be part of this. Okay, sure.
BEHAR: Well, I think it`s going to be fantastic.
GOLDBERG: Well I mean it is fun. It`s fun. You know, this is never -- you never think that a movie you`ve done or anything you`ve done has another life.
Read the full transcript on CNN here.
As previously reported, Sister Act has broken the record for the highest-grossing single musical performance at The London Palladium. The show beat the previous record which was held by The Sound of Music.
Sister Act stars Sheila Hancock as Mother Superior, Patina Miller as Deloris and Ian Lavender as Monsignor 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 up tight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon the gang are giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her new found Sisterhood.
Based on the smash-hit film, Sister Act features a brand new score by 8 time Oscar winner Alan Menken, whose credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and most recently, the hit film Enchanted.
For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.sisteractthemusical.com/