Broadway Rewind: Patina Miller Raises Her Voice in SISTER ACT in 2011

By: Jul. 20, 2020
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As Broadway remains dark, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you still get your theatre fix each and every day until it's back. In our daily series Broadway Rewind, we're uncovering footage from the depths of our archives so that you can relive magical moments of Broadway past!

Today we rewind to 2011, when Sister Act was preparing for Broadway. The musical, which first premiered in California in 2006 and then London in 2009, featured music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. It played at the Broadway Theatre for 561 performances and marked the Broadway debut of Patina Miller, who played Deloris Van Cartier. Other cast included Victoria Clark, Fred Applegate, Chester Gregory, and Marla Mindelle.

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.

Watch as the cast rehearses numbers from the show below!