NEW YORK (AP) — Raven-Symone is all grown up — and going to a convent.
The former cutie from "The Cosby Show" will take over the lead part in Broadway's hit musical "Sister Act" later this month, playing a nightclub-singer-turned-nun.
Says the 26-year-old actress: "I'm very excited to be part of this."
Raven-Symone takes over the role from Patina Miller, who earned a Tony Award nomination in the part. Whoopi Goldberg, who was the original Deloris Van Cartier in the hit 1992 film, is producing the musical.
The musical's plot is faithful to the movie: A nightclub singer accidentally witnesses a murder by her crime boss lover and flees to a convent to hide.