A musical about televangelist Tammy Faye, that includes music by Elton John, is slated to return to Broadway within the 2024-2025 season.
Along with music by John, the musical, Tammy Faye, options lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, and a ebook by James Graham, the playwright of Ink, which adopted Rupert Murdoch’s rise to energy within the U.Ok. Rupert Goold, who helmed Ink and King Charles III, directs.
The musical involves Broadway after making its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in fall 2022, with Katie Brayben starring as Faye and Andrew Rannells starring as her husband and tv co-host, Jim Bakker.
Casting, actual dates for the Broadway run and a theater haven’t but been introduced, however the manufacturing says it should seem in a Nederlander theater.
This manufacturing provides to John’s a number of different compositions for the stage, which have included The Lion King, Aida, Billy Elliot the Musical, Lestat and The Satan Wears Prada, which made its world premiere in Chicago in July 2022.
John’s manufacturing firm, Rocket Stage, Greene Gentle Stage and James L. Nederlander are producing the Broadway run of Tammy Faye.
The musical will characteristic choreography by Lynne Web page; orchestrations by Tom Deering and Mark Dickman; and music supervision, preparations and extra music by Tom Deering.
The manufacturing will characteristic scenic design by Bunny Christie, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Bobby Aitken and video design by Finn Ross.
That is the most recent challenge to probe the lifetime of Faye, following the 2021 movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.