Tammy Faye musical to open on Broadway

New musical Tammy Faye is to make its way to Broadway following its recent London premiere.

The piece has a score by Elton John, lyrics from Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and a book by writer James Graham (Ink, BBC’s Sherwood).

The show, which had its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in October 2022, will open on Broadway as part of the 2024-2025 season. Exact dates and a venue are to be announced.

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening) will be at the helm having directed the original production which was nominated for four Olivier Awards.

Casting for the Broadway run is to be announced. The London run featured Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben (Beautiful) as Tammy Faye and Tony Award-nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Girls) as Jim.

From a studio in South Carolina, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker revolutionised religion.

Preaching to millions 24 hours a day, Tammy just wants to put the fun back into faith.

But a new wave of ministers wants you not to just feel God in your heart, but in your homes, in your schools and in the law too.

Completing the creative team are choreographer Lynne Page, designer Bunny Christie, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Bobby Aitken, musical supervisor, co-orchestrator & arranger Tom Deering, co-orchestrator Mark Dickman and video designer Finn Ross.

For more information, visit tammyfayebway.com.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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