*Get ready for “Sister Act” on Broadway and the star is Raven Symone.
This is a different side of acting for the 26-year-old. Coming from “The Cosby Show” as a little girl to starring in a self titled Disney show (“That’s So Raven”), Symone is all grown up and is taking her skills to the big stage.
She told the Associated Press recently that the work has been nothing short of hard, with rehearsals taking place all day, every day.
“I was definitely one of the audience members dancing in the aisles,” she says. “I think it’s a wonderfully scored and directed and written musical. I’m very excited to be part of this.”
She’ll take over the role of Deloris Van Cartier, formally was played by Patina Miller, who earned a Tony Award nomination.
This won’t be the first time Raven appears on Broadway. In her very early days, at the age of 5, she did a guest appearance with “The Boys Choir of Harlem.” But she considers this occasion her debut.
“I want to do stuff I haven’t done before. I did it at 5 but I don’t remember that, obviously. So I want to do it for real — a big, crowd-pleasing show as well as working with these great people.
“Sister Act,” at the Broadway Theater, starring Raven Symone opens March 27.