Tammy Faye, the Olivier-nominated Elton John–Jake Shears–James Graham musical about ’80s-era televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, will premiere on Broadway in the course of the 2024-25 Season.
The musical will likely be staged at an as-yet-unannounced Nederlander Theatre. Venue, manufacturing dates and casting will likely be introduced at a later date.
The transfer of the Almeida Theatre manufacturing to Broadway was introduced at this time by producers Rocket Stage, Greene Gentle Stage, and James L. Nederlander.
Tammy Faye options music by John, lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Shears and e book by Ink playwright Graham. Rupert Goold, who directed Graham’s Ink, will direct Tammy Faye, and Lynne Web page will choreograph.
Additionally on the Broadway artistic workforce: Tom Deering (music supervision, preparations and extra music); Deering and Mark Dickman (orchestrations); Bunny Christie (scenic design); Katrina Lindsay (costume design); Neil Austin (lighting design); Bobby Aitken (sound design); and Finn Ross (video design).
Tammy Faye had its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in Fall 2022, the place it was nominated for 4 Olivier Awards together with Finest Musical.
The official synopsis: “From a studio in South Carolina, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker revolutionized faith. Preaching to thousands and thousands 24 hours a day, Tammy simply desires to place the enjoyable again into religion. However a brand new wave of ministers desires you to not simply really feel God in your coronary heart, however in your properties, in your faculties, and within the legislation too.”
Tammy Faye is the newest Elton John theater work following The Lion King, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida; Billy Elliot the Musical; and the upcoming The Satan Wears Prada. Shears’ first musical, Tales of the Metropolis, went into manufacturing on the American Conservatory Theater in 2010, and he starred as Charlie Worth in Kinky Boots on Broadway. He’s presently making his West Finish debut because the Emcee within the acclaimed revival of Cabaret.
Graham’s theater work consists of Pricey England, Ink, Better of Enemies and extra. TV credit embody Sherwood; Quiz; Brexit: The Uncivil Struggle; and Coalition.