July 16, 2008
Whoopi Goldberg to Appear on Broadway
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Whoopi Goldberg is going back to Broadway.Goldberg, a co-host on the ABC's "The View," announced on the air Monday that she will appear in the Tony-nominated roller-skating musical "Xanadu" as one of the show's evil sisters, Caliope.
Goldberg, 52, has previously been on Broadway with her own one- woman show as well as in revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."
She begins her six-week "Xanadu" run on July 29, taking over for actress Jackie Hoffman, who will return to the production on Sept. 9, said Karl Nilsson, spokesman for "The View."
The show - an unexpected critical favorite - was loosely adapted from the cult 1980s film starring Olivia Newton-John. It also features Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson and Tony Roberts.
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