The original Broadway cast recording of Scandalous, starring Tony nominee Carolee Carmello, is now available for digital download. Released through Shout! Broadway, the album will hit stores on June 15. Scandalous opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 15, 2012, where it ran for 29 performances.
Directed by David Armstrong, Scandalous is based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the world's first media superstar, and a woman whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making sensational headlines and attracting overflow crowds of thousands throughout the world. Featuring book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman, Scandalous is the tale of one remarkable woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace. Popular songs include “Stand Up!,” “Follow Me,” “A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do” and “I Have a Fire.”
In addition to three-time Tony nominee Carmello, Scandalous starred two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn as James Kennedy/Brother Bob, Candy Buckley as Minnie Kennedy, Edward Watts as Robert Semple/David Hutton, Roz Ryan as Emma Jo Schaeffer and Andrew Samonsky as Kenneth Ormiston.