Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sister Act On Broadway

Earlier today I posted a blog about the new musical Catch Me If You Can where I stated that I thought that the show which is set to begin previews in March is one of this season's most highly anticipated new shows. Well move over Catch Me If You Can because you my friends have got some competition. I am course talking about none other than Sister Act. Now unless you've been living under a rock you know that the show is based on the 1992 movie starring the one and only Miss Whoopi Goldberg. Who by the way is producing the Broadway show.

The show which features a score by eight time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors,Beauty and the Beast) first premiered in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse where it became the highest grossing show in it's theatre's history. Except for a brief engagement in 2007 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta the show would not be seen again until June 2009 when it opened at the London Palladium in the West End. It was there that the show would achieve it's biggest success.

Previews for the show are set to begin on March 24 with opening night scheduled for April 20. Playing the lead role is Patina Miller who originated the part in London where she received rave reviews and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.Now while I loved the movie I am not so sure if I am going to like the show. Who knows? I've been wrong before. I will reserve my judgement until I see it. Maybe I'll see you there. Until next time theatre fans.

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