Whoopi Goldberg's "Sister Act" to Hit Broadway in 2011

Whoopi Goldberg, right, performs during a dress rehearsal, as she joins the theater cast of "Sister Act" at the London Palladium Theatre. Her three-week run began Aug. 10.<BR><BR><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-500150_162-629794.html" class="linkIcon photo"><b>Photos: Whoopi Goldberg</b></a><br>
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Whoopi Goldberg, right, performs during a dress rehearsal, as she joins the theater cast of "Sister Act" at the London Palladium Theatre. Her three-week run began Aug. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) A theatrical adaptation of the movie "Sister Act" will be getting Holy with it on Broadway.

Producers say the musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg will begin performances at the Broadway Theatre in late March with an opening on April 20.

The show has been a hit in London since it debuted there in 2009.

Casting was not immediately announced. The Oscar-winning actress and "The View" moderator briefly appeared with the London cast as Mother Superior for a limited run in Aug. 2010.

The musical features a score by Alan Menken, who also wrote the songs for "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Shop of Horrors," and lyrics by Glenn Slater, who did the same for "The Little Mermaid." None of the movie's songs are used.

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