Tickets are now on sale for Leap of Faith, starring the Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, the new Broadway musical begins performances April 3 at the St. James Theatre, with an opening night set for April 26.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Leap of Faith follows full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale (Esparza) as his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town. He quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The town sheriff, Marla Humes (Phillips) is determined to stop him from separating the townspeople from their money. The cast also features Kecia Lewis-Evans, Leslie Odom, Jr., Talon Ackerman and Krystal Joy Brown in addition to Hettie Barnhill, Kyle Brenn, Ta’Rea Campbell, Michelle Duffy, Lynorris Evans, Manoly Farrell, Dierdre Friel, Bob Gaynor, Lucia Giannetta, Angela Grovey, Louis Hobson, Tiffany Howard, Grasan Kingsberry, Maurice Murphy, Ian Paget, Terita Redd, Eliseo Roman, Bryce Ryness, Ann Sanders, C.E. Smith, Danny Stiles, Dennis Stowe, Betsy Struxness, Roberta Wall and Virginia Ann Woodruff.
Leap of Faith debuted at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre in 2010 with a production also starring Esparza and Kassebaum. The musical will feature choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) and music by Alan Menken (Sister Act, Newsies), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid) and a book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight.