A brand new production of Sister Act is set to open in the UK next year, which will star Brenda Edwards in the rewritten role of Deloris, and a London run set to follow a UK tour. Opening in Leicester in April 2020, the musical will see Edwards star in the lead role, which has been “reworked for an older actor”, according to producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.
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The hilarious musical Sister Act ran at the London Palladium in 2009 for a year-and-a-half starring Patina Miller, and has since toured the UK starring Alexandra Burke.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg, the musical adaptation has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner.
Sister Act tells the story of a singer who joins a concent after she is placed in witness protection. The score features the songs "Raise Your Voice", "Take Me To Heaevn", "When I Find My Baby" and "Spread the Love Around".
The musical premiered at the Palladium in 2009, produced by Stage Entertainment and Goldberg, to critical acclaim. It was nominated for four Olivier Awards, including best new musical, best actress in a musical, best performance in a supporting role in a musical, and best theatre choreographer.
Towards the end of the Palladium run, Whoppi Goldberg - who starred in the original film as Mother Superior - joined the West End cast for a limited number of special performances in August and October 2010.
Sister Act then transferred to Broadway's Broadway Theatre, where it also starred Miller. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the show was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011.
Since closing in the West End in 2010, the show has toured the UK twice. In 2011, the tour starred Cynthia Erivo as Deloris van Carter and in 2016, Alexandra Burke starred in a production directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.