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Whoopi Goldberg Is Leaving 'Sister Act: The Musical' - Find Out Why!

Whoopi Goldberg Is Leaving 'Sister Act: The Musical' - Find Out Why!

Whoopi Goldberg is exiting a project.

The 65-year-old actress will not be appearing in an upcoming London revival of Sister Act: The Musical due to the postponement caused by the pandemic, Deadline reported Tuesday (February 16).

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She is also a producer of the musical, and was set to reprise the role of Deloris Van Cartier role from the 1992 film, starring with Absolutely FabulousJennifer Saunders as Mother Superior.

She confirmed the news in a statement on the musical’s official website, citing “ongoing government restrictions resulting in a further delay to the production.” The musical was set to begin performances at London’s Eventim Apollo this July, but the opening has been pushed back a year to July of 2022.

“This necessary change of dates now means that Whoopi Goldberg will no longer be able to appear in the role of Deloris Van Cartier.”

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 and we look forward to presenting it when it can be done safely for everyone onstage, behind the scenes and in the audience,” she said in the statement.

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