Whoopi Goldberg talks ''Broadway'' -- The comedian answers questions about her new concert DVD

By Mandi Bierly
Updated October 28, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Describe those moments in Whoopi: Back to Broadway — The 20th Anniversary (Unrated, 90 mins., 2005, HBO) when the laughter builds and builds, and then suddenly, silence.

It means that I haven’t lost the ability to weave a visual that takes people on a ride. Not having lost that makes it a lot easier when the work isn’t as abundant as it used to be, or when you look in the mirror and go: ”Who am I? Where am I going? Am I doing the right stuff?” And yeah, I am doing the right stuff. I’m still doing good work.

If you did a show tonight, what would it be? I’ve been playing with Mother Nature. What we are dealing with right now is extraordinary, almost biblical. There are times when I think maybe I should do God as a character. Just sit down on the stage and talk. I wonder if there’s a way to do it that might be calming for people, to articulate what they’re thinking, but from God’s perspective. ”The machine got a little out of hand, I know. I know there’s a lot going on. But stop cursing me.”

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