EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg will be "back in the habit" next summer as she takes on her legendary role of Deloris Van Cartier in a newly re-imagined divine production of Sister Act. The new production will tour the U.K. with Goldberg in the role from July 29-August 30, 2020 when it comes to the Eventim Apollo.
Prior to her limited engagement stint, the tour is set to open on April 21, 2020, at the Curve, Leicester. The X Factor semi-finalist and West End veteran Brenda Edwards will star as Deloris Van Cartier during this time. In this new production the role has been reworked in which Deloris is written as an older woman rather than the 20 something from the film and musical.
At the time of the announcement in which Edwards was to star in the leading role, it was also announced that Goldberg would be reprising her role as producer for the production. She produced both the 2010 West End production and the Broadway production in 2011 as well.
Take a sneak peek of Whoopi getting back into her habit as she prepares for her photoshoot in the video below.
Joining alongside Goldberg is Jennifer Saunders who will star as Mother Superior, a role Goldberg played in the 2010 production at the London Palladium.
This exciting news has Sister Act fans everywhere hoping that this will be the push needed to get a Sister Act 3 movie to happen. A project that Goldberg has been adamant about doing for a long time.
This morning on The View when she made the announcement she stated: "I've been trying to get Sister Act 3 up and running and [was] really met with a lot of resistance with people saying nobody wants to see it, it's dated, it's old." Just like all the co-hosts said and agreed, nobody can understand who WOULDN'T want to see a Sister Act 3. It is a movie that is still popular to this day in all generations.
Sister Act, features original music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. For tickets, click here.