SISTER ACT Chosen for President Obama's Broadway Re-Election Fundraiser, 6/23
According to the NY Times, President Barack Obama has chosen SISTER ACT for his first Broadway fundraiser of his re-election campaign. The event, which will be held on June 23, will be hosted by producer Whoopi Goldberg. Tickets for the special performance range from $250 to $10,000 (the latter of which includes a photoshoot with the President).
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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. SISTER ACT is performed at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.