Whoopi Goldberg to produce musical on ‘Sister Act’

November 15th, 2008 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS  

Whoopi GoldbergLondon, Nov 14 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg is to produce a musical based on her hit comedy “Sister Act” that would open in London next May. According to dailymail.co.uk, the musical will take over at the London Palladium from the hugely successful “Sound Of Music”, which is closing February.

“I’m so excited about this. It feels right to bring back ‘Sister Act’. But we can’t do it the way it was done in the film. It’s going to be really, really spectacular and we are looking to breathe new life into the piece,” Goldberg told the Evening Standard.

She added: “I know London has a lot of musicals but you can’t beat singing nuns on stage.”

“Sister Act” tells the story of lounge singer Delores Van Cartier who is put in protective custody after she witnesses a murder. She is given a new identity as a nun and goes to stay in a convent, where she quickly turns her attention to rejuvenating the convent’s off-key choir.

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