Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Broadway Buzz - Sister Act

The last, but certainly not least, Tony® Award nominee for Best Musical is bringing disco to the Broadway stage.
Based on the 1992 film, Sister Act transforms a convent into a musical act with a Tony nominated original score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid). After witnessing a murder, Deloris Van Cartier is put into protective custody in a convent. Deloris, played by Best Actress nominee Patina Miller in her Broadway debut, is disguised as a nun and brings a little soul to the convent choir during her stay.
In an interview with Broadway.com, Patina Miller said she was inspired to become an actress by the original sister, Whoopi Goldberg. For Patina, being cast onstage in the same role must have been dream come true! Even though it’s the same role, there are a few differences between the film and stage performances. Show producer Whoopi Goldberg told Good Morning America that the stage version features a younger Deloris in a disco era, not the ‘90s like the film. Watch as Patina Miller and the cast of Sister Act spread the word in “Take Me to Heaven” on Good Morning America.
Want to join the Sister Act sisterhood? Transform yourself into a sister. I have to admit I already did.

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