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Kim So-hyang cast in US production of ‘Sister Act’

By Yoon Min-sik

Published : April 12, 2017 - 16:54

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Musical actress Kim So-hyang has been cast in the US production of the hit Broadway musical “Sister Act,” her agency said Wednesday.

According to EA&C, Kim will play a supporting role in the Asian tour of the musical that will kick off in May. It highlighted that this marks the first time a Korean actress has been cast in the American production of the musical. 

Kim So-hyang (EA&C) Kim So-hyang (EA&C)

Kim, 36, said she has been looking to participate in an American production and that “Sister Act” is a huge opportunity for her.

“I wanted to try a role that is not confined to the limits of any specific race,” she said.

She will play the part of Sister Mary Robert, a quiet and timid nun who becomes inspired by the main character Delores and eventually breaks out of her shell.

The show is a musical adaptation of the hit 1992 comedy film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg. The plot revolves around a singer Delores who unintentionally witnesses a murder and takes refuge in a convent.

The interaction between the somewhat-vulgar Delores and nuns makes up most of the show’s -- and the film’s -- famed comedy.

The Asian tour of the show will start in Singapore, where it will be staged from May 9-28.

By Yoon Min-sik