Whoopi Goldberg in Chicago for play premiere

April 9, 2011 9:00:51 PM PDT
Whoopi Goldberg walked the red carpet in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood Saturday night.

The host of ABC's "The View" was at the opening of the new rock musical, "White Noise."

The show is launching at the Royal George Theater on North Halsted Street.

The Oscar -winning actress is one of the producers of the musical. It is in previews here in Chicago with an eye on Broadway.

Goldberg says Chicago is the perfect test city.

"It's a great place to bring something before you take it onto Broadway. It's also a very mixed city here. And so this is such a provocative piece, that I thought this would be the best place."

"White Noise" is about a sister act -- very different from the one Goldberg is known for -- featuring 18 original songs and a cast of 21.