Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg makes her West End debut in Sister Act
She starred in the original movie, she co-produced the West End show – and now Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg will join the cast of SISTER ACT at the London Palladium.
It may only be for 23 performances, from 10 to 31 August 2010, but Whoopi will make her West End stage debut in the show that has proved a consistent winner for the star.
She won’t, however, be reprising her 1992 movie character Deloris van Cartier, the night club singer who is installed in a convent as part of a witness protection programme. Patina Miller will continue her successful run in that role, and Whoopi will take over from Sheila Hancock to play Mother Superior.
Whoopi ‘s film career includes winning an Oscar in1990 for her part in Ghost – a movie that is also set to be revived as a musical next year, directed by Matthew Warchus (La Bete, Deathtrap) and with a score by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.
The actress, singer-songwriter, political activist and talk show host is also well known for films The Color Purple, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Soapdish, her comedy stand-up work and her appearance on US TV’s The View.