Whoopi Goldberg got over her fear of flying in order to show up at the London Palladium earlier this week for the premiere of her “divine” musical, Sister Act. With new songs composed by Alan Menken and the young American actress Patina Miller starring as Delores, this show is actually a further evolution of the Sister Act story rather than a staged “remake,” as Whoopi explains it. Critics are raving about Patina, and the London Telegraph says the production “proves more enjoyable on stage than on film.”
I hope the show eventually makes its way back to LA (an earlier version of the production was staged at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2006). As we all know, there can never be enough musicals about singing nuns!