That’s so… Broadway?
Raven-Symoné is set to star in Sister Act, the musical adaptation of the hit 1992 movie that opened on Broadway in April 2011, EW has confirmed with a manager for the actress.
She will take over the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier, the lounge singer-turned-nun made famous on film by Whoopi Goldberg. On stage, she replaces Patina Miller, who played the role in the West End production in 2009 and again on Broadway in 2011 (earning a Tony Award nomination).
Primarily known for her television roles on The Cosby Show, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, and That’s So Raven, she steps into her first starring role on Broadway. She last appeared on Broadway with the Boys Choir of Harlem when she was five.
According to Deadline, she will reportedly start rehearsals at the end of February and begin performances at the end of March for a minimum of six months.
A rep for Sister Act declined to comment on any casting for the show.