The November 14 matinee and evening performances of Scandalous have been canceled as the show's leading lady, Carolee Carmello, has been put on vocal rest by her doctors. Critics were scheduled to see both preview performances. The musical's opening night remains scheduled for November 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Scandalous depicts the life of the first superstar revivalist Aimee Semple McPherson (Carmello), a woman whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making headlines and attracting crowds. The musical follows her life and career from her childhood to her controversial death in 1944, focusing on her mysterious "kidnapping" and the ensuing trial. McPherson rose to fame amid scandalous love affairs and controversy, which ended in a much-publicized fall from grace.
Featuring a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalous also stars and Tony winner George Hearn, Roz Ryan, Edward Watts, Andrew Samonsky and Candy Buckley. Directed by David Armstrong, the tuner includes set design by Walt Spanger, costume design by Gregory A. Poplyk, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Ken Travis and orchestration by Bruce Coughlin.
Watch clips from Scandalous below!