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BWW Reviews: Inspirational SISTER ACT at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Nov 25, 2013

Based on the hit 1992 of the same name, the musical version of SISTER ACT just might be more entertaining in a lot of ways. Since the star of the film, the multi-talented Whoopi Goldberg, is producing it as well, that might explain why it has a certain darkness around the edges. In any event, the current production playing the Fox Theatre (though December 1, 2013) is an inspirational delight.

BWW Reviews: The National Tour of SISTER ACT: The Musical in Denver - Absolute Heaven!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 6, 2013

After a rocky start this musical rose to heavenly heights!

SISTER ACT Set for Limited Run at Kennedy Center Opera House, 10/29-11/10
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 4, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the national tour of Sister Act for two weeks in the Kennedy Center Opera House from October 29 to November 10, 2013. Nominated for five 2011 Tony Awards, 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 Mermaidand 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 Cafe), 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. Press opening night is Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Chester Gregory Returns to SISTER ACT For 2nd Year on Tour; New Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment have announced that the North American Tour of the five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT will begin its second year of performances. The tour opened on October 2, 2012 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre and is still rocking the rafters across the country. SISTER ACT opened to stellar reviews and continues to receive them across the country.

SISTER ACT Plays Denver's Buell Theatre Beginning Tonight; Ta'Rea Campbell Leads Cast
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 24, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the North American Tour of five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT which plays The Buell Theatre September 24 through October 6 only. Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org.

BWW Reviews: SISTER ACT at the Paramount Starts Weak But Finishes Strong
by Jay Irwin - Aug 21, 2013

There's an old show business adage that if you give the audience a strong ending, they'll forgive most anything that came before. And it's a good thing that still holds true for "Sister Act" currently playing at the Paramount Theatre as the top of the show was filled with painfully forced dialog and exposition but the show managed to break that habit (pun intended) and end on a much stronger note. Not brilliant but stronger.

BWW Reviews: Heavenly Goofy SISTER ACT National Tour Charms Hollywood
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 17, 2013

Delightful and down-right hilarious, SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL---the nun-tastic stage adaptation of the hit 1992 motion picture of the same name---is, frankly, to my pleasant surprise, an unexpected gem of a show. Heavily retooled from its 2006 Out-of-Town premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse and its eventual 2009 London debut, the Tony-nominated Broadway comedy's North American first national tour continues a three-week engagement at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre through July 28 (the tour is also scheduled for stops in nearby San Diego, July 30 - August 4 and Orange County, August 6-18).

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below!

Photo Flash: Ta'Rea Campbell, E. Clayton Cornelious and More in Opening Night of SISTER ACT at the Pantages
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 12, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce that SISTER ACT, the musical comedy smash direct from Broadway, play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a 3 week engagement. Performances are now running through July 28, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a look at the opening night below!

BWW Reviews: Revamped-for-Broadway SISTER ACT Gives Holiness A Brand New Look
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2013

Sister Act/book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner/additional material by Douglas Carter Beane/music by Alan Menken/lyrics by Glenn Slater/directed by Jerry Zaks/Pantages Theatre/through July 28 only

SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Begins Performances at Pantages Theatre Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce that SISTER ACT, the musical comedy smash direct from Broadway, will play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a 3 week engagement. Performances begin Tomorrow July 9 through July 28, 2013.

SISTER ACT National Tour to Play Bass Hall in Fort Worth, 6/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to North Texas next month. Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, SISTER ACT makes its debut at Bass Performance Hall June 18-23. Tickets start at $38.50 and are on sale NOW!

SISTER ACT National Tour Plays Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to North Texas next month. Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, SISTER ACT makes its debut at Bass Performance Hall tonight, June 18-23.

BWW Reviews: SISTER ACT Shines in DFW
by Sara Brown - Jun 8, 2013

When I found out the divine musical comedy was headed to the DFW area, I jumped on the chance to see it; buying tickets as a mother's day present for my own mom. To be honest, I went in with pretty high expectations. All of which we met and in some cases exceeded.

SISTER ACT Comes to Houston's Hobby Center, 5/28-6/2; Tickets on Sale 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Houston. SISTER ACT opens at the Hobby Center on May 28 and runs through June 2. Tickets go on sale to the public Today, January 27.

SISTER ACT National Tour Heads to Dallas & Fort Worth in June
by Tyler Peterson - May 30, 2013

The North American Tour of SISTER ACT will come to the Music Hall at Fair Park, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, June 4-16. Single tickets, priced from $15-$85, are on sale now at The Box Office, 5959 Preston Royal Shopping Center in Dallas, or any Ticketmaster location; or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 or more, call 214-426-GROUP (4768).

SISTER ACT National Tour to Play Bass Hall in Fort Worth, 6/18-23
by Tyler Peterson - May 28, 2013

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to North Texas next month. Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, SISTER ACT makes its debut at Bass Performance Hall June 18-23. Tickets start at $38.50 and are on sale NOW!

SISTER ACT Comes to Houston's Hobby Center, 5/28-6/2; Tickets on Sale 1/27
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Houston. SISTER ACT opens at the Hobby Center on May 28 and runs through June 2. Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday, January 27.

BWW Reviews: SISTER ACT Lifts Spirits in Durham
by Larisa Mount - May 16, 2013

The lauded film-turned-hit-Broadway-musical Sister Act has come to town and is playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The show has everything from crime drama to nun choreography. It's fun for the whole family.

BWW Reviews: Simplistic SISTER ACT Raises Voices, Hearts in Joyful Atlanta Return
by Matthew Allen - Apr 24, 2013

While 'Sister Act: The Musical,' playing through Sunday at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, is by no means the epitome of theatrical storytelling, it succeeds in spades in its primary goal, and that is simply to entertain and empower. With a toe-tapping 70's inspired score, a script that never takes itself too seriously, and enough sequins to blind half of metro-Atlanta, 'Sister Act', the final show in Broadway Atlanta's season, is a feel good family-show that leaves audiences with a smile on their face and a tune on their lips.

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