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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of SISTER ACT!

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SISTER ACT began preview performances March 24 and opened last night Wednesday, April 20, 2011 to a great set of reviews. Broadway Beat was on hand to interview the stars and creative team at the opening night bash!

SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted, lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Glenn Slater The Little Mermaid, a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner "Cheers", and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed. Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing...Forum, Smokey Joe's Café, the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard.

The Broadway company of SISTER ACT features Olivier Award-nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark as Mother Superior, 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 Neenanas Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo.

The ensemble of SISTER ACT includes: 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.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place cops are sure she won't be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. Using her fabulous disco-ness and killer voice to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so blows her cover. Soon it's nun-on-the-run time but she finds salvation in the heavenly power of her newly found sisterhood. Based on the mega-hit feature film, SISTER ACT features an original Alan Menken/Glenn Slater score with a vast inspiration of musical styles from Motown, soul and funk to great big disco anthems and Barry White inspired musical comedy.


 

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