Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sister Act Opens on Broadway

The Broadway musical version of Sister Act, the famous Whoopi Goldberg movie, has opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York. The reviews are in and are decidedly mixed. Patina Miller's leading performance in the Whoopi Goldberg role (a lounge singer who is on the run and hiding out in a nunnery as part of the witness protection program after watching her mobster boyfriend murder someone) got some strong reviews, though her performance has some strengths and weaknesses. The score, by Disney king Alan Menken, is also somewhat inconsistent -- some songs raise the roof and soar through the house while others are merely plot driven fluff. I think this show has some good shots at Tony nominations come May 3rd.

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