Broadway Cast of Sister Act Will Raise the Roof on "The View"

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04 Feb 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the Broadway cast of Sister Act The Musical will join the ladies of "The View" Feb. 9 for a special performance.



"View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg originated the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the 1992 film and is also a producer of the recent London and upcoming Broadway production. She also briefly appeared as Mother Superior in the London run.

Miller (Hair) and members of the newly announced Broadway cast will perform "Raise Your Voice" from the Sister Act score, which is penned by Academy Award winner Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

"The View" airs on ABC Television at 11 AM ET. Check local listings.

Sister Act The Musical will begin previews March 24 at the Broadway Theatre and will officially open April 20 under the direction of Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.

Miller earned an Olivier Award nomination for originating the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the London production and will repeat her work on Broadway alongside Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) as Mother Superior, Fred Applegate (Young Frankenstein) as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt (Wicked) as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan (The Producers) as Joey, Demond Green (The Toxic Avenger) as TJ, Chester Gregory (Dreamgirls) as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs (The Color Purple) as Curtis, Marla Mindelle (South Pacific) as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan (Picnic) as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa (The Pee-wee Herman Show) as Pablo.

 

The Sister Act ensemble will include Jennifer Allen, Natalie Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Christina DeCicco, Holly Davis, Madeleine Doherty, Alan H. Green, Blake Hammond, Wendy James, Carrie A. Johnson, Kevin Ligon, Louise Madison, Marissa Perry, Ernie Pruneda, Corbin Reid, Lance Roberts, Rashidra Scott, Jennifer Simard, Lael Van Keuren, Roberta Wall and Alena Watters.

Emmy Award-winning writers Cheri and Bill Steinkellner authored the book for the original London production. Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment produce the Broadway run.

The Broadway production will feature the work of original London creative team members choreographer Anthony Van Laast, scenic designer Klara Zieglerova, costume designer Lez Brotherston and lighting designer Natasha Katz. John Shivers is the sound designer for the Broadway run.

Michael Kosarin will serve as musical supervisor, with dance music arrangements by Mark Hummel, orchestrations by Doug Besterman and electronic music by Andy Barrett. Music director is Brent-Alan Huffman.

According to producers, "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 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 Sister Hood."

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200, or visit Telecharge.com.

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