Whoopi Goldberg Returns to Role of Deloris Van Cartier in Revival of 'Sister Act' Musical

Whoopi Goldberg is set to reprise one of her most iconic roles as Sister Deloris Van Cartier in a musical version of the award-winning comedy-drama, "Sister Act." 

Playing Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer forced to go into hiding in a convent after witnessing a murder, in "Sister Act," is perhaps one move that pushed Goldberg into worldwide fame.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends The National Art Club's Medal Of Honor at The National Arts Club on May 4, 2009 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends The National Art Club's Medal Of Honor at The National Arts Club on May 4, 2009 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

 

Now that news for a month-long revival of the drama as a musical in London has surfaced, devoted followers of the renowned actress are in a frenzy. 

According to a new statement issued by the social media team of the upcoming musical, the actress will appear alongside actress Jennifer Saunders, who will play the role of proud Mother Superior for the new adaptation. 

Like she previously did for the 2009 original, Goldberg, who is now 63-years old, will serve as a producer on the show, which is slated to run next year from July 29 to August 30, 2020.

Host, actress Whoopi Goldberg, speaks at Chicken Coupe during Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at The Loeb Boathouse on October 15, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Host, actress Whoopi Goldberg, speaks at Chicken Coupe during Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at The Loeb Boathouse on October 15, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Via Twitter, the production team of "Sister Act: The Musical," shared a video to publicize the good news and captioned it by explaining that the show will be held at Eventim Apollo, London. 

They also shared that it will start next year's summer, last for only 39 performances, and will feature Jennifer Saunders playing the role of Mother Superior. 

The short video features notable cast members and significant figures from the production team, giving tidbits of information about the musical in a bid to promote it amongst netizens.

 Whoopi Goldberg pulls off an epic 'Sister Act' surprise for a group of deserving nuns from Harlem whose order is celebrating 100 years of service | Photo: Getty Images

Whoopi Goldberg pulls off an epic 'Sister Act' surprise for a group of deserving nuns from Harlem whose order is celebrating 100 years of service | Photo: Getty Images

Goldberg, who wore a Jean jacket atop a white tee, came first as she excitedly related that "the original Deloris is back," albeit "a little older, a little seasoned."

The video also features scenes from work during production as well as a photoshoot for Goldberg wearing Deloris' signature nun ensemble. 

Jennifer Saunders, who is considered a notable figure in the comedy industry, also made an appearance sharing that the show is a promising one that she'd watch if she weren't already a cast member. 

Jennifer Saunders attends the press night performance of "Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show" at The Southbank Centre on July 24, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Saunders attends the press night performance of "Jean-Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show" at The Southbank Centre on July 24, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

The video is one that left fans buzzed and so generated a positive reaction as they quickly took to the comments section to express eagerness for the upcoming musical. 

One fan, @LeighRLDN wrote:

"I have seen, and I am BEYOND excited!!! We are going."

While @marishawallace commented:

"This is the best thing that's ever happened to me! WHOOPI 4 LIFE!!!"

It is no surprise that the musical has generated such a positive reaction from fans.

"The View" celebrates the 25th Anniversary of "Sister Act" with an epic surprise reunion today, Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

"The View" celebrates the 25th Anniversary of "Sister Act" with an epic surprise reunion today, Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

The only one time that Goldberg and cast members from the classic 1992 film previously reunited was when they made an appearance on "The View" and performed one of their famous songs, "I Will Follow Him," to honor the movie's 25th anniversary two years ago.

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