Brooke Shields broke her hand during rehearsals for the Los Angeles tryout of the new Broadway-bound show Leap of Faith, her publicist confirmed to People. However, the injury is not expected to delay the start of previews for the new musical on September 11 at the Ahmanson Theatre.
"It was a minor break and did not affect the production schedule," the spokesperson told People, adding that the cast the actress is now wearing on her hand will be off before the first preview.
Based on the 1992 Steve Martin comedy, Leap of Faith features a score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by screenwriter Janus Cercone with Slater. The musical centers on Jonas Nightengale (Raul Esparza), a part-time reverend and full-time con artist who pitches a tent in small-town Kansas when his ministry breaks down and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress named Marva (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
Rob Ashford, currently represented on Broadway by the hit revival of Promises, Promises, will direct and choreograph the new musical.