SISTER ACT, The Musical Is Coming To CASA 0101 Theater In Boyle HeightsSISTER ACT, The Musical Is Coming To CASA 0101 Theater In Boyle Heights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

SISTER ACT, the Musical, the Tony Award nominated show based on the 1992 Touchstone Pictures hit film of the same name, features music written by eight-time Academy Award, seven-time Golden Globe, 11-time Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer, Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, The musical was originally directed by Peter Schneider. The musical will be coming to CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033, April 19 - May 19, 2019. Opening Nights is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Previews are April 12 - 14, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Singing the Praises of Orpheus' Production of SISTER ACT in Ottawa at the Meridian Theatres @ CentrepointeBWW Review: Singing the Praises of Orpheus' Production of SISTER ACT in Ottawa at the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe
by Courtney Castelino - Mar 10, 2019

I was invited to the opening night performance of Orpheus Theatre's new production of Sister Act at the Meridian Theatre @ Centrepointe. Sister Act is based on the 1992 movie of the same name, starring Whoopi Goldberg as the singing nun. Another story about a singing nun, you ask? Well this isn't your average nun… The plotline is somewhat reminiscent of the award-winning 1959 film, Some Like it Hot, starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. In Sister Act, Deloris Van Cartier (Jerusha Lewis) is an aspiring singer auditioning at her boyfriend's cocktail bar in Philadelphia. After she witnesses a mob type hit, she goes on the lam and finds reluctant sanctuary at the struggling Queen of Angels convent with the residing Mother Superior (Mary Ellen Vice). Mother Superior insists that if she is to stay in the convent, she must cast aside her "sinful" ways and abide by the same rules as the other nuns. The only thing that saves Deloris from total despair is her opportunity to help guide the convent's atrocious choir, to whom she is introduced as Sister Mary Clarence. (more...)


by Annette Stolt - Mar 5, 2019

The feelgood musical Sisters Act come to Sweden! The premiere will take place on September 11 at the China Theater. It is a divine rap, funny and musical comedy, based on the 1992 Blockbuster movie, Sister Act, featuring Whoopi Goldberg. The musical was nominated in the US for five Tony Awards for 'Best Musical' and of course 'Best Music'. The captivating music is made by composer Alan Menken, a numerous Oscar winner, is known as the man behind many of Disney's greatest hits, eg 'Can you feel the love tonight' and 'Beauty and the beast'. In this swinging monastery, Menken has created a rosary of hits ranging from 70's disco in Barry White's spirit to perfectly tuned ballads. Of course, the musical also contains a huge dose of pat-friendly power gospel. The performance Sister Act proves once again that singing nuns definitely belong to the big musical scenes. (more...)

ABC to Develop 50 Cent's Isaac Wright Drama SeriesABC to Develop 50 Cent's Isaac Wright Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

ABC is set to develop 50 Cent's TV series based on the life of Isaac Wright Jr., according to Variety. (more...)

54 SINGS SISTER ACT on November 1st54 SINGS SISTER ACT on November 1st
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

A Work of Heart Productions (WHP) announces a delightful evening featuring the songs of the musical Sister Act! In an unforgettable celebration of the score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, experience "Raise Your Voice," The Life I Never Led," and "Spread the Love Around" like you've never heard them before! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Budapest Operetta TheatreBWW Review: SISTER ACT at Budapest Operetta Theatre
by Gabor Szilagyi - Sep 13, 2018

It comes as no surprise for anyone to hear that Sister Act with its partly disco, partly R&B inspired score by multi-award winning Alan Menken is far from that of the all-time greatest musicals. But it is always pleasing to notice when a skillful crew such as the competent one of the Operetta Theatre in Budapest treats the material as if it would be the eighth wonder of the musical theatre world. (more...)

ONAJE To Premiere At FringeNYC In OctoberONAJE To Premiere At FringeNYC In October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Betrayed by authorities and forced to survive no matter the cost, ONAJE opens in the 1980s with an explosive encounter that threatens to uncover long-buried secrets from a desperate past. Written by Robert Bowie, Jr., directed by Pat Golden, and produced by Susan Conover Marinello, ONAJE will run for five performances, October 13 - 21, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's SISTER ACTBWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's SISTER ACT
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 17, 2018

Based on Emile Ardolino's 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act follows disco diva Deloris Van Cartier as she is put in protective custody after witnessing a murder. Not only that, but she is hidden in the one place that the cops are sure she won't be found, a convent. While struggling through the restrictions of her new lifestyle, Deloris uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, but in doing so, she jeopardizes her cover. (more...)

Heavenly Sounds Coming To Millbrook Playhouse In SISTER ACT: THE MUSICALHeavenly Sounds Coming To Millbrook Playhouse In SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Come to witness the divine in Mill Hall, PA (July 2018). The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are proud to present their second main stage production of the 55th anniversary season, *SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture 'Sister Act' written by Joseph Howard. *please note correction from the previously submitted press release.   (more...)

Photo Flash: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Comes to Hale TheatrePhoto Flash: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Comes to Hale Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

It's 1977 and Deloris Van Cartier is an aspiring singer in funky Philadelphia. After auditioning for her gangster boyfriend, Curtis' nightclub, she accidentally sees him kill one of his cronies. Deloris runs to the police, who place her in hiding until she can testify at Curtis' trial. But where can you hide a larger-than-life diva? Police officer and old friend of Deloris, Eddie Southers, finds the one place he's sure no one will look; a convent! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Review: SISTER ACT Sizzles! at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jun 15, 2018

Musical comedy and summer go together - especially in a town like Wichita when the 'feels like' temperature is 101 with 70% humidity! It was absolutely blissful to slide into a comfy seat at the well air conditioned Century II Concert Hall to watch Music Theatre Wichita's season opener, Sister Act. Curtain is at 8pm, but I like to get there by 7:30pm to hear Wayne Bryan, MTW's Producing Artistic Director, share his dramaturgical insights on the production, and also to watch the Teen Choir perform a few musical numbers relevant to the current show. (more...)

Shonica Gooden, Matt Bogart, Jenni Barber Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2018 SeasonShonica Gooden, Matt Bogart, Jenni Barber Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 47th Season, which includes including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Disney's Freaky Friday, Pippin, and Disney's The Little Mermaid. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for Upcoming Action-Packed ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES Starring Sylvester StalloneVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for Upcoming Action-Packed ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES Starring Sylvester Stallone
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2018

Years after Ray Breslin [Academy Award® nominee Sylvester Stallone (Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Creed, 2016)] fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he's organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of his team members goes missing inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy) must now decipher a way to break into the world's best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: SISTER ACT at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner - May 4, 2018

For a really, enjoyable evening, don't miss New Theatre Restaurant's musicalized version of the 1992 film comedy 'Sister Act' with a great score by Alan Menken and Glen Slater.  Here is a show with a cast that features absolutely NO WEAK SISTERS. Seldom does an audience get to sit back and simply smile.  You know what is coming and it is still fun.  (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway TheatreBWW Review: SISTER ACT 'Takes you to Heaven' at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Apr 24, 2018

I never saw Sister Act, the Musical when it was on Broadway, but now this is my second Westchester go round with this musical. It certainly makes sense for Westchester Broadway Theatre especially to mount it since it gives a unified group of nuns the chance to belt and let their habits down to a 60's themed score. (more...)

PUBLIC CITY Comes to Alexander UpstairsPUBLIC CITY Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

A popular sports hero accused of murdering her partner, must give the performance of her life to secure her freedom, and YOU the public will decide if she walks or if she hangs. The NETWORK presents Public City, the legal game show that gives justice back to the people. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at ASB Waterfront AucklandBWW Review: SISTER ACT at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore - Nov 27, 2017

'Get thee to a nunnery' now has a whole new meaning after seeing Sister Act at the ASB Waterfront Theatre on Saturday night. The audience loved it, their energetic clapping and 'wa-hoos' said it all, with most jumping to their feet during the final number. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton RougeBWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Nov 13, 2017

In pop culture history, nuns have always been campy figures in the imaginations of the masses. But it was the snazzy, jazzy rhythm found within the hit film Sister Act that renewed the popularity seen by the likes of the Flying Nun and the von Trapp family. (more...)

Actor Kingsley Leggs Talks About His Role in the Musical HADESTOWNActor Kingsley Leggs Talks About His Role in the Musical HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Broadway actor Kingsley Leggs, who originated the roles of Mister in The Color Purple and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act, joined the cast of Hadestown for the new production at Citadel Theatre. Leggs plays Hermes, the liaison between the mortal world and the afterlife, in the Canadian Premiere of the most anticipated show of the season. The Citadel's Sydnee Bryant spoke with Leggs about his role and the importance of diversity. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby KindleBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 9, 2017

Today's subject Kolby Kindle is currently living his theatre life on the road in the ensemble of the national tour of the juggernaut hit The Book of Mormon. The show is now playing at the Kennedy Center through November 19th. (more...)

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