Whoopi’s Out, Megan’s In

One of the most exciting things that was supposed to happen in 2020 was Whoopi Goldberg reprising her role of Deloris Van Cartier in the stage musical Sister Act in London’s West End.  Obviously, that production was postponed – until the summer of 2021.  With the coronavirus dragging on and on, the opening has been pushed to July 19, 2022.  Brace yourself – it gets worse.  I’ll let Whoopi tell you herself: “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.”  The new cast has yet to be announced, but I fear Jennifer Saunders is also out as the Mother Superior.

If it’s any consolation, the West End will soon see a revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes starring Megan Mullally.  It’s adding insult to injury.  That show will run for 11 weeks at the Barbican starting on June 5th.

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