By Adam Hetrick
21 Nov 2011
Producers announced that Sister Act will add 2 PM Thursday matinees March 22 and May 17, 2012. Also planned is a 2 PM Friday matinee on April 13, 2012.
Additional adjustments to Sister Act's 2012 playing schedule follow:
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 – 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Sunday, Feb. 19. 2012 – 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 2 PM performance only
Sunday, May 27, 2012 – 2 PM and 7:30 PM
The Sister Act cast is led by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, two-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Lestat, Saving Aimee) 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.
Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, The Addams Family) directs Sister Act, which has a book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu), as well as Emmy winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner.
Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies) penned the score. Sister Act received Tony nominations for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
The ensemble includes Jennifer Allen, Chris Bohannon, Natalie Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Christina DeCicco, Holly Davis, Madeleine Doherty, Alan H. Green, Carrie A. Johnson, Louise Madison, Kimberly Marable, Marissa Perry, Ernie Pruneda, Trisha Rapier, Lance Roberts, Rashidra Scott, Jennifer Simard, Danny Stiles, Lael Van Keuren, Roberta B. Wall and Alena Watters.
Sister Act features the work of choreographer Anthony Van Laast, scenic designer Klara Zieglerova, costume designer Lez Brotherston, lighting designer Natasha Katz and sound designer John Shivers.
Michael Kosarin serves 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.
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