SISTER ACT in France has sold over 200,000 tickets since their opening night in September.
Laurent BENTATA, Managing Director of Stage Entertainment France says: "Since our opening night in September, we received not only good critical reviews, but now we sell almost 2000 tickets per day, around 12.000 per week. We are happy to announce we will play untill 31st March!"
SISTER ACT opened at the London Palladium in May 2009 to huge critical and audience acclaim. It went on to receive four Laurence Olivier Award nominations and its cast album shot to Number One on the iTunes soundtrack chart. During the London Palladium run the show broke Box Office records for the highest grossing single performance and highest grossing week for any musical ever at that venue. The New York production opened at the Broadway Theatre in April 2011 and was nominated for five Tony Awards at this year's ceremony, as well as receiving multiple nominations from every other major US theatre awards body. Record breaking productions are also running in Hamburg, Vienna and Milan, with future productions planned for Spain, France, Holland, South Korea, Japan and Brazil soon.
The original nun on the run and co-producer of the show, Whoopi Goldberg said: "We were thrilled to open Sister Act in London but I'm even more excited to have the show tour the UK so even more folks experience those singing nuns. It's a great show for everyone...your kids, your granny, even the neighbour next door who you might not like so much! I promise, you'll have a great night in the theatre. The Sisters are coming!"
SISTER ACT features a score by Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar winner and the genius behind many of the world famous songs from Disney's movies, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted, with lyrics from his long time collaborator, Glenn Slater. The book is by the award-winning team, Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, whose writing credits include the classic television comedy Cheers, with additional book material from Douglas Carter Beane.
For more information, visit: http://www.stage-entertainment.fr/