By Adam Hetrick
21 Mar 2011
|Photo by Krissie Fullerton|
As previously reported, Ghostlight is the U.S. distributor of the London cast album of the disco-scored musical penned by Academy Award winner Alan Menken (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics). Sister Act will begin previews March 24 towards an April 20 opening at the Broadway Theatre.
The album will first be available for digital download March 22 and will arrive in stores March 29. It preserves the original London cast, including Miller, who will reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier on Broadway beginning March 24.
"Take Me To Heaven"
"Here Within These Walls"
"How I Got The Calling"
"When I Find My Baby"
"Do The Sacred Mass"
"I Could Be That Guy"
"Raise Your Voice"
"Take Me To Heaven (Reprise)"
"Sunday Morning Fever"
"Lady In The Long Black Dress"
"Bless Our Show"
"Here Within These Walls (Reprise)"
"The Life I Never Led"
"Fabulous, Baby! (Reprise)"
"The Life I Never Led (Reprise)"
"Sister Act (Reprise)"
"Spread The Love Around"
Sister Act will arrive on Broadway under the direction of Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. The original book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner has been spruced up for Broadway by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu). Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment produce the Broadway run.
The Sister Act cast also boasts 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.
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."
The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway. For tickets phone (212) 239-6200, or visit Telecharge.com.