More Singing Nuns for the London Palladium

By Zoe Craig Last edited 111 months ago
More Singing Nuns for the London Palladium
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It seems the London Palladium just can't get out of the habit.

Currently occupied by the singing nuns and lively hills of The Sound of Music, today we hear Maria and co's residency at the Palladium will be followed by Sister Act The Musical next summer.

Whoopi Goldberg herself, the original wimple-wearing, gangster-fooling, singing competition-winning Delores is producing the divine new musical alongside Stage Entertainment.

New musicals derived from films haven't done all that well in the past year, with the failures of Gone With The Wind and Desperately Seeking Susan. But we're hoping Whoopi and co (the score and lyrics are by Disney's top duo Alan Menken and Glenn Slater) will wow the West End when the show opens in June next year.

Sister Act The Musical comes here following a US tour, but without a stint of Broadway.

But what do they know? This month's openings on New York's hottest theatre scene included Shrek the Musical. Yikes.

Sister Act The Musical opens at the London Palladium on 2 June 2009, with previews from 6 May.

Photo of Whoopi in Madame Tussauds is taken from cliff1066's photostream under the Creative Commons License.

Last Updated 14 November 2008