SISTER ACT To Add Weekday Matinees This Spring
The hit Broadway musical, SISTER ACT, is adding 3 weekday matinee performances to its spring schedule to accommodate ticket demand. The added performances will be on Thursday, March 22 at 2pm; Friday, April 13 at 2pm; and Thursday, May 17 at 2pm. Currently in its ninth smash month, SISTER ACT is performed at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway).
This winter, from January 2, 2012 through March 4, 2012, SISTER ACT will be performed on the following schedule: Monday at 7pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
Beginning March 5, 2012, the performance schedule will be as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
The following changes will also be incorporated into the show’s spring schedule:
Wednesday, January 11 – 2pm performance only
Sunday, January 15 – 2pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 15 – 2pm performance only
Sunday, February 19 – 2pm and 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 21 – 2pm performance only
Wednesday, April 11 – 2pm performance only
Wednesday, May 16 – 2pm performance only
Wednesday, May 23 – 2pm performance only
Sunday, May 27 – 2pm and 7:30pm
Charles Isherwood of The New York Times says, “When the wimples start quivering and the nuns start rocking to raise the Gothic rafters, all’s right in the kingdom of musical comedy!” Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Post calls SISTER ACT, “One of the season’s happiest surprises! Off the charts and packed with goodies, to which we say: Amen!” while Joe Dziemianowicz of The New York Daily News raves, “A blessed event has landed on Broadway. Sister Act is a feel-good crowd pleaser worth celebrating. It keeps on purring from one happy moment to the next.” And Mark Kennedy of The Associated Press calls SISTER ACT, “In a word, divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace. It will convert you.”
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”) and 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.
The Broadway company of SISTER ACT features Tony Award and Olivier Award-nominee Patina Miller as Deloris Van Cartier, Tony Award nominee 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.
The ensemble of SISTER ACT includes: Jennifer Allen, Chris Bohannon, Natalie Bradshaw, Charl Brown, Christina DeCicco, Holly Davis, Madeleine Doherty, Alan H. Green, Carrie A. Johnson, Louise Madison, Kimberly Marable, Marissa Perry, Ernie Pruneda, Trisha Rapier, Lance Roberts, Rashidra Scott, Jennifer Simard, Danny Stiles, Lael Van Keuren, Roberta B. 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, 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. 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.