Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of Sister Act. Tony winner Victoria Clark will take on the role of Mother Superior, joining the previously announced Patina Miller, who garnered an Olivier Award nomination for playing the leading role of Doloris Van Cartier in the show’s London run. The musical, directed by Jerry Zaks, will begin previews at the Broadway Theatre on March 24 and open on April 20.
In addition to Miller and Clark, the show will also feature Fred Applegate as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan as Joey, Demond Green as TJ, Chester Gregory as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs as Curtis, Marla Mindelle as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo. The ensemble includes 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.
Clark's Broadway credits include Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, Urinetown, A Grand Night for Singing, Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George and The Light in the Piazza, for which she won a Tony Award.
Applegate’s Broadway credits include La Cage Aux Folles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein and The Sound of Music. Bolt most recently appeared on Broadway in Wicked. Egan has been seen on Broadway in Bye, Bye Birdie; The Little Mermaid, The Producers and Jekyll & Hyde. Green has appeared off-Broadway in The Toxic Avenger. Gregory’s Broadway credits include Hairspray, Cry-Baby and Tarzan, and he was recently seen in Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre and on tour. Leggs’ Broadway credits include The Color Purple and Miss Saigon. Mindelle recently appeared on Broadway in South Pacific. Neenan has been seen on Broadway in Curse of an Aching Heart. Samayoa recently understudied the role of Cowboy Curtis in The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway.
Based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. The story follows disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and 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 fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it’s nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood.