Tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. The musical, which stars Carolee Carmello in the title role as the famed evangelist, features a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Friedman and David Pomeranz. The production will begin performances October 13 at the Neil Simon Theatre, with an opening night scheduled for November 15.
Set in 1920s Los Angeles, Scandalous is based on the life of the first superstar evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson (Carmello)—a woman whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making headlines and attracting crowds. McPherson rose to fame amid scandalous love affairs and controversy, which ended in a publicized fall from grace.
David Armstrong directs the production, which features choreography by Lorin Latarro, scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Gregory A. Poplyk, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Ken Travis.