Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows

On November 17, Macy's Herald Square kicked-off the season with a heavenly evening of holiday magic at the annual Christmas window unveiling on Broadway Boulevard. The event featured an appearance by special guest, Whoopi Goldberg, along with the divine cast members of the hit Broadway musical, Sister Act, including Tony Award® nominee, Patina Miller. Santa Claus also made an appearance and led the countdown to flip the switch and unveil the 2011 Christmas Windows, this year titled "Make-A-Wish." BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage of the event below.

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 and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ("Cheers") with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee 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.

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, 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.

The Broadway company of SISTER ACT features Tony Award and Olivier Award-nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Carolee Carmello 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 Neenan as Sister Mary Lazarus and Caesar Samayoa as Pablo.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Welcome to Christmas at Macy's Herald Square

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's Snowflake

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Lael Van Keuren performs "Through the Stars" written by William Schermerhorn and music by Doug Katsaros

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Lael Van Keuren

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
William Schermerhorn and Paul Olszewski-Macy's Window Designer

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
William Schermerhorn and Paul Olszewski

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Audrie Neenan

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
William Schermerhorn and Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Santa Claus stopped by for a visit

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Santa Claus

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, William Schermerhorn and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg and Gabriella

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, the Make A Wish Kids-Gabriella and Anthony along with William Schermerhorn get ready to light up Macy's

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabriella and Anthony and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabriella and Anthony and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabriella and Anthony and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabriella and Anthony and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg with Gabriella and Anthony

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Gabriella and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabriella and William Schermerhorn

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Patina Miller and Whoopi Goldberg

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's 2011 Window

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's 2011 Window

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's 2011 Window

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's 2011 Window

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's 2011 Window

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows
Macy's Herald Square

Photo Flash: Whoopi Goldberg and SISTER ACT Unveil Macy's 2011 Windows

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