Raven-Symone takes over the lead part in Broadway’s hit musical “Sister Act”

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.

The 26-year-old actress and singer says she’s in rehearsal almost every day of the week from “sun-up to sun-down” to “make sure I have everything down” when she takes over at the Broadway Theatre on March 27.

Raven-Symone says she fell in love with the musical the moment she saw it. “I was definitely one of the audience members dancing in the aisles,” she says. “I think it’s a wonderfully scored and directed and written musical. I’m very excited to be part of this.”

She takes over the role from Patina Miller, who earned a Tony Award nomination in the part and whose final performance is March 18. Whoopi Goldberg, who was the original Deloris Van Cartier in the hit 1992 film, is producing the musical.