Whoopi Goldberg Returns to Broadway

Whoopi Goldberg (search) is returning to Broadway in the show that jump-started her career 20 years ago.

Goldberg's self-titled show opens Nov. 17 at the Lyceum Theatre, the same house where her one-woman show premiered in October 1984, it was announced Tuesday. The original show ran for 156 performances.

Since then, the actress-comedian has appeared on Broadway in the revivals of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

She won a supporting actress Oscar in 1991 for "Ghost." Her movies also include "The Color Purple" (search) and the "Sister Act" films.

Preview performances begin Nov. 6. Goldberg will try out her show in Philadelphia, playing a week's engagement at the Merriam Theatre starting Oct. 13.