*Before beginning another season of “The View” this fall, co-host Whoopi Goldberg will head to London’s West End next month to star in the stage version of “Sister Act,” a musical based on her 1992 film.
The Oscar-winning actress will take over the role of Mother Superior from Sheila Hancock, who has played the role since it opened last May.
Patina Miller will continue in the role of Deloris Van Cartier, the character originated by Whoopi in the film. Van Cartier — a Reno lounge singer under protective custody in a San Francisco convent — ho pretends to be a nun when a mob boss puts her on his hit list.
Goldberg helped to produce the Laurence Olivier Award-nominated stage show in both California and London. She’ll begin her 23-show run on Aug. 10. (Watch a performance from “Sister Act” below.)