A musical about televangelist Tammy Faye, including music by Elton John, is slated to come to Broadway in the 2024-2025 season.
In addition to music by John, the musical, Tammy Fayeincludes lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, and a book by James Graham, the playwright of Ink, which followed Rupert Murdoch’s increase to power in the U.K. Rupert Goold, who helmed Ink and King Charles III, directs.
The musical pertains to Broadway after making its opening night at London’s Almeida Theatre in fall 2022, with Katie Brayben starring as Faye and Andrew Rannells starring as her other half and tv co-host, Jim Bakker.
Casting, precise dates for the Broadway run and a theater have actually not yet been revealed, however the production states it will appear in a Nederlander theater.
This production contributes to John’s numerous other structures for the phase, which have actually consisted of The Lion King, Aida, Billy Elliot the Musical, Lestat and The Devil Wears Prada, that made its opening night in Chicago in July 2022.
John’s production business, Rocket Stage, Greene Light Stage and James L. Nederlander are producing the Broadway run of Tammy Faye.
The musical will include choreography by Lynne Page; orchestrations by Tom Deering and Mark Dickman; and music guidance, plans and extra music by Deering.
The production will include beautiful style by Bunny Christie, outfit style by Katrina Lindsay, lighting style by Neil Austin, sound style by Bobby Aitken and video style by Finn Ross.
This is the current task to penetrate the life of Faye, following the 2021 movie, The Eyes of Tammy Fayestarring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.