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The Reviews for Sister Act are In…

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW:

“When the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the Gothic rafters, all’s right in the kingdom of musical comedy at “Sister Act.” Who could resist the vision of a stage full of saintly sisters flaring their gams in unison like the Rockettes, or swiveling their hips, Supremes style, to the silken beat of an R&B tune? Presumably nobody in the audience at the Broadway Theater, where this latest stage adaptation of a hit movie opened on Wednesday night. “

Click here to read the full “Sister Act” review.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW:

“The Bottom Line: Whoopi Goldberg’s absence is felt, but this bouncy musical eventually gets into the habit in a good way. “

Click here to read the full “Sister Act” review.

AM NEW YORK REVIEW:

“This has not been a great season for Broadway musicals based on movies. “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” was a total bust, and “Catch Me If You Can” was a disappointment, too.”

Click here to read the full “Sister Act” review.

VARIETY REVIEW:

“Whoopi Goldberg looms large over the new musical comedy “Sister Act,” and that’s part of the problem. While she co-produced, Goldberg isn’t onstage, and the outsized sense of hilarity mixed with humanity she brought to the 1992 motion picture is sorely missed. Patina Miller makes an altogether impressive Broadway debut as diva-on-the-run Deloris Van Cartier, singing up a veritable storm, but the decision to plaster Goldberg’s name on numerous signs outside the theater raises comparisons that flatter neither Miller nor this garish production.”

Click here to read the full “Sister Act” review.

THEATERMANIA REVIEW:

“There’s a lot of fun to be had at Sister Act, the new musical at the Broadway Theatre, based upon the 1992 movie of the same name, which has arrived in New York having undergone a number of changes since its recent London mounting. “

Click here to read the full “Sister Act” review.

A new Fiyero and returning Emile, N2N officially touring, Sister Act transferring, Finian’s and Vanities albums released

Broadway Casting Changes:

Andy Karl (9 to 5, Legally Blonde) joins the cast of Broadway’s Wicked in the role of Fiyero today, Feb 2.

David Pittsinger returns to the role of Emile de Becque in the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific today.

Big Announcements:

Next to Normal will officially tour the United States next year. The only venue that has been announced to date is San Diego’s Balboa Theatre; stay tuned to the blog for further announcements.

Whoopi Goldberg’s Sister Act, which has been setting records on the West End, is officially heading to Broadway in 2011. No details have yet been released, but it looks like Goldberg will transfer with the production when it makes the move to the states.

Cast Albums Released Today:


The New Broadway Cast Recording of Finian’s Rainbow


The Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Vanities

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