The musical, which is based on the film of the same name, tells the story of a disco diva put into protective custody in a convent after she runs away from her gangster boyfriend. The show features an original score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, and choreography by Anthony Van Laast. Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the film Sister Act, will be among the producers.
As previously announced, Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller will reprise the starring role of Deloris Van Cartier in the Broadway staging.
The Broadway company will also feature Fred Applegate as Monsignor, Sarah Bolt as Sister Mary Patrick, John Treacy Egan as Joey, Demond Green as TJ, Chester Gregory as Eddie, Kingsley Leggs as Curtis, Marla Mindelle as Sister Mary Robert, Audrie Neenan as Sister Mary Lazarus, and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo.
The ensemble will include Jennifer Allen, Natalie Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Christina DeCicco, Holly Davis, Madeleine Doherty, Alan H. Green, Blake Hammond, Wendy James, Carrie A. Johnson, Kevin Ligon, Louise Madison, Marissa Perry, Ernie Pruneda, Corbin Reid, Lance Roberts, Rashidra Scott, Jennifer Simard, Lael Van Keuren, Roberta Wall, and Alena Watters.
The production will feature scenery by Klara Zieglerova, costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Natasha Katz, and sound by John Shivers. The production team will also include musical supervisor Michael Kosarin and orchestrator Doug Besterman.
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