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Whoopi Goldberg back on Broadway
Whoopi Goldberg
Goldberg has enjoyed a long and successful showbiz career
Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg is to return to Broadway in the show that made her name 20 years ago.

Goldberg will star in her one-woman self-titled show at the Lyceum Theatre from 17 November.

The Oscar-winning star's original show premiered in October 1984, when it ran for 156 performances.

Goldberg has appeared on Broadway since then in revivals of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

She will try out her show in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theatre for a week from 13 October.

Preview performances of Goldberg's show in New York begin on 6 November.

The comedian won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in 1991 film Ghost. Other film performances include roles in The Color Purple, Jumpin' Jack Flash and Sister Act.

The actress has also voiced several cartoon film characters, including Shenzi in The Lion King.

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