Whoopi Goldberg Drops Out Of Postponed West End Revival Of 'Sister Act'

The London revival of Sister Act The Musical has now been postponed until summer 2022.

Due to the production schedule change, EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg, will no longer appear as Deloris Van Cartier. Goldberg originated the role of Deloris Van Cartier in the 1992 film which the musical is based. The role was intended to be reworked for the new production.

Goldberg says, “Sister Act is near and dear to my heart, and I’m disappointed that I will be unable to perform in this production under the circumstances. However, my producing partners and I will continue to work towards mounting a fantastic production, with an amazing new cast, and we look forward to presenting it when it can be done safely for everyone onstage, behind the scenes and in the audience.”

Further casting for the London revival and the U.K. tour will be announced at later time. All existing ticket holders have been moved in to the same seats for equivalent performances by day of week for the 2022 run, with the option for a refund.

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