Kim So Hyang cast in US production of ‘Sister Act’

Su Jin Jang, April 12, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

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 an American production of the musical. 

Kim, 36, said she has been looking to participate in an American production and that “Sister Act” represents 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 Delores, who 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 May 9-28.

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