*Whoopi Goldberg says she hopes to take Moms Mabley’s story to the Broadway stage – as soon as can find a gap in her busy schedule.
The actress and co-host on “The View” has paid tribute to the life of the late vaudeville icon in her directorial debut, “I Got Somethin’ To Tell You,” and she would love to revive Mabley’s act for a comedy show on the Great White Way.
However, Goldberg, who juggles “The View” with her stand-up comedy work, admits the stage plans will have to wait until some of her other commitments are complete.
She told “Good Morning America”: “My life is very fluid, it’s very peculiar… I’m doing all kinds of stuff, but I am, at some point, going to get back onstage with (Mabley), because I think it’s fun for me. So I can do Moms and it will be great.”
Goldberg last appeared on Broadway in a 2007 production of musical comedy Xanadu. More recently, she produced Broadway’s Sister Act.
Mabley died from heart failure in 1975, aged 81.