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On Wednesday April 20, when Sister Act debuts on Broadway, there's going to be a familiar sparkle gracing the outfits of Delores Van Cartier, the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the 1992 film. But, Whoopi has passed her Swarovksi-encrusted nun habit along to the current show's leading lady. And, instead of taking the stage, Whoopi is taking a sidestep to the left, and will act as the show's producer. When we were invited last week to check out a preview of the musical (which is sure to be a smash), we knew the Broadway adaptation would have to bring some serious glitz to their show, so that's why they called upon costume designer Lez Brotherston to collaborate with Swarovski.
Nadja Swarovski, Vice President International Communications and Creative Director of Swarovski said of the collaboration, "Partnering with Sister Act is a wonderful opportunity for Swarovski to showcase the thrilling visual impact of crystal. So many scenes call for that added touch of sparkle, and it only seemed natural that Swarovski take on this role." And when Whoopi does something, she does it big. They incorporated over 7,000 crystals into 23 of the show's costumes to create memorable looks that sparkle throughout the house. Keep an eye out for Delores, decked out in a floor-length crystalized white gown while performing her knockout hit, "Spread The Love Around", at the end of the show. Unfortunately, the kick ass get-up will not be available at Swarovski's SoHo shop. Drag queens and sparkly-freaks...keep dreaming!