April 20, 2011
Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in 1970s Philadelphia, trying to be the next Donna Summer and dating a married gangster named Curtis. When Deloris witnesses him commit a murder, she ends up in hiding, on police orders, in a convent whose parish has fallen on hard times. Though the sequin-free lifestyle doesn’t agree with her, Deloris finds her calling working with the choir, and breathes new life into the dusty convent while discovering a sisterhood she’s never had before.
The hit 1992 film of the same name, which starred show producer Whoopi Goldberg in the leading role.
Sister Act was first produced at California’s Pasadena Playhouse in November 2006 and went on to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia for a five-week run in early 2007. The show opened at the London Palladium on June 2, 2009 and closed in October of 2010 before transferring to the Broadway Theatre.
Book by Bill and Cheri Sheinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane; music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Glenn Slater.
Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment, The Shubert Organization, Disney Theatrical Productions, Joop Van Den Ende, Bill Taylor, Rebecca Quigley, Tom Leonardis for Whoop, Inc.
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Musical
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Production of a Musical
Before joining Sister Act, leading lady Patina Miller was involved in early workshops of the 2011 Tony-nominated musical The Book of Mormon.