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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Rise Up for Raúl Esparza and Leap of Faith?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Rise Up for Raúl Esparza and Leap of Faith?

Gospel-tinged musical Leap of Faith, is rising up on Broadway starring Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, Leap of Faith follows part-time reverend and 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 ...

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Jessica Phillips on Stepping Into the Spotlight Opposite Raúl Esparza in Leap of Faith

Jessica Phillips on Stepping Into the Spotlight Opposite Raúl Esparza in Leap of Faith

Age & Hometown: 40; Nashville, Tennessee

Current Role: Keeping the town of Sweetwater, Kansas safe from the antics of razzle-dazzle con artist Jonas Nightingale (Raúl Esparza) as sheriff Marla McGowan in Leap of Faith.

Taking the Lead: Although this strong-voiced actress made her Broadway debut more than a decade ago in The Scarlet Pimpernel, she deserves “fresh face” status for ...

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Hallelujah! Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza, Opens on Broadway

Hallelujah! Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza, Opens on Broadway

The musical adaptation of Leap of Faith opens on April 26 at Broadway's St. James Theatre, starring Raúl EsparzaJessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, the show features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.



Based on the 1992 ...

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Are You Ready For a Miracle? How Leap of Faith Jumped From the Movie Screen to Broadway

Are You Ready For a Miracle? How Leap of Faith Jumped From the Movie Screen to Broadway

Leap of Faiththe rousing gospel-tinged musical that follows the escapades of part-time reverend and full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale, is raising spirits at Broadway's St. James Theatre, where it opens on April 26. Read on to get the good word on a show that gives audiences something to believe in.


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Take a Spirited Video First Look at Raúl Esparza & Jessica Phillips in Leap of Faith

Take a Spirited Video First Look at Raúl Esparza & Jessica Phillips in Leap of Faith

Get ready to catch the spirit as Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum get jumping in the gospel-tinged new musical Leap of Faith at the St. James Theatre. Featuring a rousing score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Janus Cercone, Leap of Faith tells the story of Jonas Nightingale (Esparza). The part-time reverend ...

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Take a Miraculous First Look at Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Take a Miraculous First Look at Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza
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Are you ready for a miracle? Leap of Faith has jumped to the Great White Way, starring Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum, and we’ve got a sneak peek at the cast in action. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, the musical adaption follows full-time reverend and part-time con artist Jonas Nightingale (Esparza) as ...

Exclusive! Watch Raúl Esparza Dish with Alan Menken on the ‘Delicious’ Score of Leap of Faith

Exclusive! Watch Raúl Esparza Dish with Alan Menken on the ‘Delicious’ Score of Leap of Faith

Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza and eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken sat down at the birthplace of the Tony Award, Sardi’s Restaurant, to jump into the gospel-tinged tunes of Leap of Faith. “It’s a delicious show,” Esparza exclaims. “The greatest thing about Broadway is that it’s live and that it changes every night. It’s never ...

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Step Into the Light as Previews Begin for Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Step Into the Light as Previews Begin for Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Raúl EsparzaJessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum headline the musical adaptation of Leap of Faithas previews begin April 3 at the St. James Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, the new Broadway musical will officially open on April 26. The show will feature music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Janus Cercone and ...

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Catch the Razzle Dazzle of Raúl Esparza and Co. at the Leap of Faith Meet and Greet

Catch the Razzle Dazzle of Raúl Esparza and Co. at the Leap of Faith Meet and Greet

Are you ready for a miracle? As Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s Leap of Faith readies to get hopping on the Great White Way on April 3, Broadway.com couldn’t wait to marvel at the new musical. We headed to the New 42nd Street Studios on March 8 to chat with Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and company ...

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It's a Miracle! Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and the Cast of Leap of Faith Meet the Press

It's a Miracle! Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and the Cast of Leap of Faith Meet the Press
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Get ready to fall under the spell of Raúl Esparza as Jonas Nightingale, a part-time reverend and full-time con artist in Leap of Faith. With his troupe of singers, Nightingale (Esparza) has journeyed far and wide, rattling the rafters, conning the crowds and trading miracles for money but when he makes an unplanned stop in Kansas, Sheriff Marla Humes ...

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