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Whoopi Goldberg

Caryn Elaine Johnson, best known as Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985), playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. In 1990, she played Oda Mae Brown, a wacky psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore) in the blockbuster Ghost for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar (the first being Hattie McDaniel who won for Gone With the Wind in 1939). Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. She is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. In the 1990's, Goldberg was rumored to be the highest paid actress for her appearances in film.

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Whoopi Goldberg is currently involved with

Blood Brothers - Harspichord

20:00, Sun 3rd November 2019 - Wed 6th November 2019 at Random Venue 88
19:45, Sun 10th November 2019 - Wed 13th November 2019 at Random Venue 88
19:15, Sun 17th November 2019 - Wed 20th November 2019 at Random Venue 88

Blood Brothers is a musical with musics, lyrics and a book by Willy Russell, based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. The story is a contemporary nature vs. nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins who were separated at birth. The twins' different backgrounds take them to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councillor and the other unemployed and in prison. They both fall in love with the same girl, causing a tear in their friendship and leading to the tragic deaths of both brothers.
Originally developed as a school play, Blood Brothers debuted in Liverpool before Russell transferred it to West End for a short run in 1983. The musical won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and went on to a year-long national tour before returning for a revival in the West End in 1988 where it stayed at the Noël Coward Theatre for 3 years.
After transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in 1991, Blood Brothers spent more than 24 years in the West End, and played more than 10,000 performances, becoming the third longest-running musical production in West End history. The West End revival closed in November 2012. The musical has been produced with success on tour, on Broadway and elsewhere, and it has developed a cult following.

Whoopi Goldberg is preparing for

  • Richard II - Publicity Designer

    19:30, Sat 14th December 2019 - Wed 18th December 2019 at Random Venue 44

    King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part of a t…

  • Julius Caesar - Sound Designer

    19:45, Mon 30th December 2019 - Thu 2nd January 2020 at The Old Vic

    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the 44 BC conspiracy against the Roman dictator Julius Caesar, his assassination an…

  • The Crucible - Costume Designer

    19:45, Sun 12th January 2020 at Random Venue 14
    19:45, Tue 14th January 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:30, Fri 17th January 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Mon 20th January 2020 at Random Venue 91
    19:45, Thu 23rd January 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Fri 24th January 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Crucible is a 1953 play by the American playwright Arthur Miller. It was initially called "The Chronicles of Sarah Good". It is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials that took place …

  • Little Shop of Horrors - Violin

    19:15, Mon 20th January 2020 - Fri 24th January 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Th…

  • The Visit - Producer

    19:15, Sat 29th February 2020 - Tue 3rd March 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Show Boat - Bassoon

    19:45, Mon 2nd March 2020 - Fri 6th March 2020 at Random Venue 22

    Show Boat is a 1927 musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel of the same name, the musical follows the …

  • Guys and Dolls - Cello

    13:15, Sat 7th March 2020 - Tue 10th March 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Sat 14th March 2020 - Tue 17th March 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:15, Sat 21st March 2020 - Tue 24th March 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – tw…

  • Urinetown - Viola

    20:30, Mon 30th March 2020 - Fri 3rd April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Mon 6th April 2020 - Fri 10th April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:30, Mon 13th April 2020 - Fri 17th April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibil…

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Trombone

    21:00, Mon 30th March 2020 - Thu 2nd April 2020 at Random Venue 74
    20:30, Mon 6th April 2020 - Thu 9th April 2020 at Random Venue 74
    21:00, Mon 13th April 2020 - Thu 16th April 2020 at Random Venue 74

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's …

  • Mary Poppins - Director, Sound Designer

    20:00, Sat 28th November 2020 - Fri 4th December 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's book…

  • Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Sweeney Todd

    20:00, Mon 14th December 2020 - Fri 18th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    15:00, Mon 21st December 2020 - Fri 25th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    19:15, Mon 28th December 2020 - Fri 1st January 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, th…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Shelly Levene

    19:30, Mon 25th January 2021 - Fri 29th January 2021 at Random Venue 83
    19:45, Mon 1st February 2021 - Fri 5th February 2021 at Random Venue 83
    21:15, Mon 8th February 2021 - Fri 12th February 2021 at Random Venue 83

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage …

  • Seussical - General Genghis Khan Schmitz

    19:15, Mon 1st March 2021 - Thu 4th March 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss…

  • Funny Girl - Rose Brice

    19:30, Sat 20th March 2021 - Thu 25th March 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Sat 27th March 2021 - Thu 1st April 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    21:00, Sat 3rd April 2021 - Thu 8th April 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne …

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