Whoopi Goldberg, star of the hit Sister Act film franchise, will no longer reprise his role as Deloris in Sister Act the Musical in London.
The Sister Act the musical will no longer play Whoopi Goldberg. The original 1992 comedy film featured Goldberg as Deloris, a witness-protected lounge singer, hiding from the crowd. By taking refuge in a church, under the guise of “Sister Mary Clarence”, Deloris would enrich the lives of children and his colleagues through the power of music. Directed by Emile Ardolino (Dirty dance) and with Maggie Smith (Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone) and Kathy Najimy (Hocus pocus), Sister Act was a success, giving a sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the habit in 1993, and a musical adaptation from 2006 to 2012.
Goldberg has given up on reprise his role as Deloris in the London Revival of the Sister Act musical. Government restrictions on COVID-19 have resulted in continued production delays, no longer allowing it to align with Goldberg’s schedule. Although disappointed not to star, Goldberg remains with the series as a producer. Sister Act the Musical posted the following statement on their Twitter page:
The original Sister Act musical launched in 2006, receiving critical acclaim and multiple award nominations. The London production produced by Goldberg began in 2009 and ran for over a year before the show’s final New York tour ended in 2012. Deloris’ head was taken over by Raven-Symoné (It’s so Raven), who would later join Goldberg as co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show, View.
Fans are disappointed not to see Goldberg in Sister Act the Musical can still look forward to his return as Deloris in Sister Act 3. The third feature film in the franchise, currently in production by Goldberg alongside Tyler Perry (A funeral for the Madea family), should air on Disney +. Hopefully Goldberg can find some nostalgic magic with her. Sister Act return.
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Source: Sister Act the Musical
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