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Whoopi Goldberg Misses Final 'Sister Act' London Performances

Whoopi goldberg Playbill reports that Whoopi Goldberg has had to withdraw from her final performances in the London production of Sister Act, in which she took over the role of Mother Superior on Aug. 10, after her mother suffered a stroke. The role of Mother Superior will now be played by her understudy until Sept. 2, when Sally Dexter will take over the role for the remainder of the run through Oct. 30.

According to a press statement:

After receiving the news that her mother has suffered from a severe stroke, Whoopi Goldberg has had to fly home today, Friday 27 August, to be with her family. Ms. Goldberg is very sorry not to be able to perform as planned and the thoughts and sincere best wishes of the Producers and the entire Sister Act company are with her at this difficult time...

Patrons who have booked to see Whoopi Goldberg who do not wish to attend the scheduled performance should refer back to their original point of sale.

-- Daniel Lehman

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