Nun Mania Hits New York Stages

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Whoopi Goldberg movie Sister Act has been made into a new Broadway musical. Rossini's Le Comte Ory, now being performed at the Met Opera, features a group of men disguised as nuns. And nuns get spoofed in every imaginable fashion in Charles Busch's new comedy The Divine Sister. Does this trend represent a new sensibility for portraying religion on the great white way or is it merely a coincidence? Charles Isherwood of the New York Times joins Jeff Spurgeon in the studio to find out why so many are getting back in the habit. 

Listen to the conversation to find the answer to our trivia question, then enter our contest before Wednesday night at midnight to win two tickets to see The Divine Sister.

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Apr. 27 2011 10:19 AM
Kimberley Ann Conroy from NYC

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Apr. 27 2011 09:38 AM
Jonathan Howle from Forest Hills, NY

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Apr. 27 2011 09:36 AM
Kathleen Brady from New York City

I would add that House of Blue Leaves also features nuns.

Apr. 27 2011 09:36 AM

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