Anyone born before 1985 knows the Whoopi Goldberg vehicle that was Sister Act, about a foul-mouthed Reno lounge singer who’s forced to go into hiding at a nunnery when a mob boss puts a hit on her head. She's a shockingly profane anathema to the sisters at first, but she quickly infuses them with some doo-wop soul, lifting the choir to such fame that Pope John Paul II comes to listen.
One of the funniest comedies of the 90’s, it’s no surprise that the story is reprising as a Broadway musical. The adaptation was nominated for a number of TonyAwards on Broadway and Oliviers in London (where Whoopi herself stepped in as Mother Superior for a short run). Lovers of the original movie must know, though, that there’s all new music by the tunesmith behind Little Shop of Horrors and The Little Mermaid (which, undoubtedly, will be sacrilege to some). There are also sequins. So many sequins!
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