Playbill.com first broke the news of tour following a May 4 interview with Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, who revised the script for the Broadway production that opened April 10 at the Broadway Theatre.
Additional tour stops will be announced in the coming months.
Tony-nominated songwriters Alan Menken (music) and Slater (lyrics) penned the score to the musical, which earned Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Actress (Patina Miller), Best Original Score (Menken/Slater), Best Book (Beane, Cheri and Bill Steinkellner) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark).
Stage Entertainment, along with Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the 1992 film comedy about a nun on the run, are among the lead producers of the 1970s-set musical. Sister Act opened on Broadway April 20 under the direction of Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, The Addams Family). American actress Patina Miller, who earned an Olivier Award nomination for originating the role of Deloris Van Cartier in London, repeats her work for the Broadway run. She was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical.
The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway. For tickets phone (212) 239-6200, or visit Telecharge.com.
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