Will White Noise Go Whoopi?

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The new musical White Noise, about a young female white-separatist singing duo, has a fan in Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg was in attendance for a Dec. 14 Manhattan reading of the musical that has a book by Matte O'Brien, music and lyrics by Robert Morris, Steven Morris, Joe Shane and Joe Drymala. Additional songs are by Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde), Benj Pasek/Justin Paul (Edges) and Sharon Vaughn. Ryan J. Davis originally conceived the show.

"The View" co-host told audience members at the 29-hour Equity reading presentation that she was a fan of the musical and "wanted to help the show in any way she could." White Noise made its world premiere in summer 2009 in New Orleans and has been characterized by producers as being Broadway-aimed. No official announcement has been made.

The latest readings featured new songs and new additions to the book since the New Orleans bow. Cast members for the reading included Nancy Anderson, Jacob ben Widmar, Sarah Jayne Blackmore, Rodney Hicks, Antwayn Hopper, Laura Lim Jackson, Grasan Kingsberry, Erin Kukla, Mackenzie Mauzy, Andrew McGinn, Patrick Murney, David Nathan Perlow, John Preston, BranDon Williams and Libby Winters.

Goldberg, who made a brief appearance in the Broadway musical Xanadu and starred in the revival of Forum, has produced the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

White Noise is inspired by the real-life story of "Nazi folk twins" Lynx and Lamb Gaede of the band Prussian Blue.

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