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Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Sarah Bolt and Co. on Sprightly Sister Mary Patrick

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Sarah Bolt and Co. on Sprightly Sister Mary Patrick

We’re perking things up with the latest installment of Broadway.com’s Sister Act character series by getting to know the show’s resident bundle of joy and energy, Sister Mary Patrick! R&B singer Deloris Van Cartier may not be everyone’s favorite houseguest when she arrives at the convent to hide from her gangster boyfriend, but this bubbly nun welcomes her with ...

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Sister Act Tapped to Raise Its Voice For Obama Re-Election Fundraiser

Sister Act Tapped to Raise Its Voice For Obama Re-Election Fundraiser

On June 23, the Tony-nominated musical Sister Act will welcome President Obama, whose 2012 re-election campaign has chosen the production as host for his first major Broadway fundraiser, according to The New York Times. Show producer Whoopi Goldberg, a supporter of the President, will host the evening’s events at the Broadway Theater. Tickets for the show will start at $250 ...

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Tony Nominee Chat: Producer Whoopi Goldberg on How Sister Act 'Still Makes Me Laugh'

 Tony Nominee Chat: Producer Whoopi Goldberg on How Sister Act 'Still Makes Me Laugh'

It’s a time-honored Broadway tradition: the day after the Tony nominations are announced, the lucky nominees get gussied up to meet the press. On that day, Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek talked to producer Whoopi Goldberg, whose Sister Act is up for Best Musical. Whoopi, who calls herself "a dour, crabby thing," explained that she's not the easiest person to ...

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Broadway Royalty and Glee Greatness: Angela Lansbury and Jonathan Groff Stop By Sister Act

Broadway Royalty and Glee Greatness: Angela Lansbury and Jonathan Groff Stop By Sister Act
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Disco-riffic musical Sister Act is one spangly show, but on May 19 the onstage sequins were rivaled by the backstage star power. First up was Jonathan Groff, golden boy of Spring Awakening and bad boy of Glee, who stopped by to catch up with his sensational co-star from Hair in Central Park, Tony nominee Patina Miller! The evening's star factor ...

Sister Act’s Marla Mindelle on Going Mousy and Maybe, Just Maybe, Meeting Patti LuPone

Sister Act’s Marla Mindelle on Going Mousy and Maybe, Just Maybe, Meeting Patti LuPone

Age, hometown: 27, Yardley, PA

Current role: Finding her voice as novice nun Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act.

Born This Way: “I came out of the womb doing triple time steps,” Mindelle deadpans about her theater destiny, but when you hear that her parents met doing regional musicals, and her father is a composer, the joke doesn’t sound ...

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Ellen DeGeneres Honors Popular Teacher with the Help of Broadway.com and Sister Act

Ellen DeGeneres Honors Popular Teacher with the Help of Broadway.com and Sister Act

Elen DeGeneres is making dreams come true with the help of Broadway.com and Sister Act! When high school teacher Jonathan Chiaramonte asked his students if his dance moves resembled those of popular chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, he never imagined he'd soon bust some moves alongside DeGeneres on national TV. After Chiaramonte's students posted a video on YouTube of ...

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‘We Have God on Our Side,’ Cracks Sister Act Star Patina Miller After Audience Choice Award Win

‘We Have God on Our Side,’ Cracks Sister Act Star Patina Miller After Audience Choice Award Win

Sister Act fans raised their voices to name the show Favorite Musical at this year’s Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, and leading lady Patina Miller had nothing but fabulous things to say about the crowds. “We hear them all throughout the show and you see their faces at the end, from eight years old to 85, they’re just beaming,” ...

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Holy Rollers! Sister Act North American Tour Will Hit the Road in 2012

Holy Rollers! Sister Act North American Tour Will Hit the Road in 2012

Sister Act lovers, rejoice! The disco-filled, Tony-nominated Broadway hit will launch a North American tour in the fall of 2012, beginning at Toronto’s Canon Theatre. Dates, additional cities and casting will be announced at a later date.

Based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act tells the story of the fabulous Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring disco ...

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The View Gets Glitzy With Tony-Nominated Musical Sister Act

The View Gets Glitzy With Tony-Nominated Musical Sister Act

Hot on the heels of Sister Act’s five Tony Award nominations, the show's Tony-nommed leading lady, Patina Miller, stopped by morning show The View to chat with co-host (and Sister Act producer) Whoopi Goldberg and strut her stuff for the lucky studio audience! Goldberg welcomed ferocious leading lady Miller (who recently let Broadway.com tag along as she prepped ...

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Whoopi Goldberg Previews The View: The Musical for Jimmy Fallon

Whoopi Goldberg Previews The View: The Musical for Jimmy Fallon

The View co-host and Sister Act producer Whoopi Goldberg had an exciting visit with Late Night's Jimmy Fallon on May 3. It so happened her appearance coincided with the 2011 Tony nominations, allowing the comic to talk Tony with Fallon, celebrating Sister Act's five nominations and bragging on the show's star, Patina Miller. After discussing how many Broadway ...

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Exclusive Photos: Sister Act Star Patina Miller Gets 'Fabulous, Baby!' for Her First Tony Outing

Exclusive Photos: Sister Act Star Patina Miller Gets 'Fabulous, Baby!' for Her First Tony Outing
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Every young actor dreams of making it to a Broadway stage, and actors of every age dream of making it to the Tony Awards. Some very lucky—and very talented—young stars, like Sister Act leading lady Patina Miller, see these dreams come true in the very same year. On May 3,  just two weeks after Sister Act’s Broadway opening ...

Sister Act Tony Nominee Douglas Carter Beane on Being 'A Susan Lucci That Can Write!'

Sister Act Tony Nominee Douglas Carter Beane on Being 'A Susan Lucci That Can Write!'

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Douglas Carter Beane
Nominated for Best Book of a Musical, Sister Act


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Sister Act Star Victoria Clark Is 'Thrilled to Death' About Tony Nomination

Sister Act Star Victoria Clark Is 'Thrilled to Death' About Tony Nomination

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Victoria Clark
Nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Sister Act


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Sister Act Lyricist Glenn Slater Celebrates His Nomination with Sleep

Sister Act Lyricist Glenn Slater Celebrates His Nomination with Sleep

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Glenn Slater, lyricist
Nominated for Best Score, Sister Act

“I woke up with my wife ...

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Rejoice! The Stars of Sister Act Celebrate on Opening Night

Rejoice! The Stars of Sister Act Celebrate on Opening Night

The Broadway Theatre rang with heavenly voices on April 20 when soulful musical Sister Act opened on the Great White Way. Patina Miller led the high-spirited cast as Deloris Van Cartier, a diva in the making who dons a habit and hides out in a convent after seeing her gangster boyfriend commit a murder, and brings her special brand of ...

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Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Fred Applegate & Co. on Disco Convert Monsignor O’Hara

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Fred Applegate & Co. on Disco Convert Monsignor O’Hara

Next up in Broadway.com’s Sister Act character series, get to know Monsignor O’Hara, head of the convent that takes in Deloris Van Cartier after she witnesses a murder and needs a place to hide out from her gangster boyfriend. Mother Superior may take some convincing when Deloris brings her disco-diva riffs to the convent choir, but Monsignor O’Hara is ...

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Lea Michele & Glee Castmates Have a Heavenly Time at Sister Act

Lea Michele & Glee Castmates Have a Heavenly Time at Sister Act
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With the Glee kids causing excitement all over town while filming the final episode of the second season, it’s no surprise that the show's young singing actors would find time for a Broadway musical. On April 29, Broadway vet Lea Michele and her castmates headed to the Broadway Theatre for a performance of Sister Act. After being taken to heaven ...

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Kingsley Leggs & Co-Stars on Smooth Criminal Curtis Jackson

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Kingsley Leggs & Co-Stars on Smooth Criminal Curtis Jackson

We’re dipping into the sinners portion of Broadway.com’s Sister Act character series, Saints & Sinners, with a look at Deloris Van Cartier’s gangster boyfriend Curtis Jackson, a dapper and dangerous character brought to life on stage by Kingsley Leggs. After Deloris sees him snuff out an associate and heads into hiding in a convent, Curtis and his trio of ...

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Alan Menken on Working with Whoopi and Bringing the Beloved Film Sister Act to Broadway

Alan Menken on Working with Whoopi and Bringing the Beloved Film Sister Act to Broadway

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Composer Alan Menken’s resume, which includes scores for musicals like Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, certainly speaks for itself, but there is one distinction that sets it apart: The prolific composer has won a total of eight Academy Awards, more than any other living individual, and has been Oscar-nominated a ...

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Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Victoria Clark & Co. on Head Nun Mother Superior

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Victoria Clark & Co. on Head Nun Mother Superior

Broadway.com's Sister Act character series, Saints & Sinnerscontinues with a look at head nun Mother Superior, beautifully embodied onstage by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark. Seemingly perfect Mother Superior runs the convent that takes in on-the-run R&B singer Deloris Van Cartier, getting her entire world turned upside down by the new arrival. Hear Clark talk about ...

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Fabulous, Baby! Celebrating Sister Act's Heavenly Opening Night

Fabulous, Baby! Celebrating Sister Act's Heavenly Opening Night
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Spirits were high at the Broadway Theatre on April 20 as Sister Act celebrated one hell of a fabulous opening night! The high-spirited musical stars Patina Miller in a show-stopping Broadway debut as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva-in-the-making who witnesses a murder and ends up in hiding in a convent, butting heads with Mother Superior (played by Tony winner ...

Squigs Shows His Devotion to the Sequin-Filled Sister Act

Squigs Shows His Devotion to the Sequin-Filled Sister Act

A stage full of disco-dancing nuns was just one of the spectacular sights awaiting Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson as he took in the high spirits and sequins of Sister Act at the Broadway Theatre. After checking out this story of a glamour girl turned murder witness in hiding, Squigs sat down to capture the fabulous Deloris Van ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Sing Hallelujah for the New Musical Sister Act?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Sing Hallelujah for the New Musical Sister Act?

Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, musical Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a determined would-be diva who dreams of being Donna Summer in 1970s Philadelphia. When Deloris witnesses a murder at the hands of her no-good gangster boyfriend, police place her in the safest place they can think of, a convent, where ...

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Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Marla Mindelle & Co. on Sweet Sister Mary Robert

Saints & Sinners of Sister Act: Marla Mindelle & Co. on Sweet Sister Mary Robert

In the first installment of Broadway.com’s new Sister Act character study, Saints & Sinners, we're exploring the saintly side of this new musical, introducing sweet novice nun Sister Mary Robert, played by newcomer Marla Mindelle. This precious postulant finds her voice after aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier—in hiding from her shady gangster boyfriend—adds a dash of disco to the ...

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Meet the 'Saints & Sinners' of Sister Act in Broadway.com's Newest Video Series

Meet the 'Saints & Sinners' of Sister Act in Broadway.com's Newest Video Series

What's the fastest way to get to heaven? See the red-hot Sister Act! The divine new musical is about a fabulous singer hiding out in a convent after witnessing a crime, and it's populated with a roster of colorful characters—from nuns to gangsters. Broadway.com's newest video series, "Saints & Sinners," offers up a who's who of the players ...

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