Brenda Edwards to star in 'SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL'
On today's show, Brenda Edwards announced that she’s starring in a new production of the hit musical SISTER ACT.
Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg are delighted to announce a brand new theatre production Sister Act. Brenda will take on the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier, made famous by Whoopi.
Finally able to break the news, an excited Brenda spoke of her meeting with producer Whoopi, which left her “speechless”.
Jamie Wilson said today “I am thrilled to be collaborating again with Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Douglas Carter Beane and Whoopi Goldberg to create a new version of Sister Act, in particular reworking the part of Deloris for an older actor and I’m so pleased that the hugely talented Brenda Edwards will launch this production for us."
Whoopi Goldberg said today, “Deloris is a big fun character with lots of personality! Brenda auditioned for this show when it first happened in the UK and didn’t get the part because she was too old, so we’ve rectified that! Previous versions have had Deloris as a 23-year-old – but there are different stakes when you’re older."
Brenda excitedly added: “I got to go to New York and meet her, it was just amazing… I literally froze.”
SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL opens at Curve, Leicester on 21 April 2020, where it will play until 2 May 2020, ahead of further UK venues and a London season