Whoopi Goldberg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Whoopi Goldberg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
British stage actress Sally Dexter will succeed Whoopi Goldberg in the role of Mother Superior in the West End production of Sister Act, according to Whatsonstage.com.

Goldberg will continue in the show through August 31, and Dexter will remain until the show closes on October 30. A Broadway production of the show is planned for 2011.

Sister Act, with a score by Alan Menken and a book Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, is directed by Peter Schneider and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The creative team includes Klara Zieglerova (scenic design), Lez Brotherston (costume design), Mick Potter (sound design) and Natasha Katz (lighting design).

The company features Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, as well as Simon Webbe (Curtis Shank), Ian Lavender (Monsignor), Ako Mitchell (Eddie), Katie Rowley Jones (Sister Mary Robert), Claire Greenway (Sister Mary Patrick), Jacqueline Clarke (Sister Mary Lazarus), Nicholas Colicos (Bones), Thomas Goodridge (TJ), and Ivan De Freitas (Dinero).