Sister Act to Release Live West End Cast Album

The beloved musical ‘Sister Act’ is set to release a live cast album, recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End. This exciting announcement marks a significant milestone for the show, which is based on the hit film and follows the story of aspiring musician Deloris Van Cartier, whose life takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a murder.

The album will feature award-winning Beverley Knight as Deloris Van Cartier, Ruth Jones as Mother Superior, and the current West End cast. Producer Jamie Wilson shared his enthusiasm, stating, ‘Today is a monumental moment for Sister Act! Ever since we first brought this brand new production back to the West End, the number one question we’ve had is “When is the cast album?” Based on the show’s triumphant success in London and to celebrate the news that there will be five productions of our new version around the world this year, we had to make this happen. We are so excited for you to hear this live album this summer.’

Recording will take place over three nights: Monday 27, Tuesday 28, and Wednesday 29 May at the Dominion Theatre, with the album set for release later this year.

From 10 June to 31 August 2024, best-selling artist and musical theatre star Alexandra Burke will take over the role of Deloris, alongside Lee Mead. Burke has previously portrayed Deloris in the 2016 tour.

‘Sister Act’ features music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (known for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Enchanted’), lyrics by Glenn Slater, and a book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane.

The production boasts direction by Bill Buckhurst, choreography by Alistair David, set and costume design by Morgan Large, musical direction by Neil MacDonald, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, sound design by Tom Marshall, and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. Casting is by Stuart Burt.

Originally led by Beverley Knight and Jennifer Saunders, the production received rave reviews when it premiered at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith in the summer of 2022.

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