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Set in 1920s Los Angeles, Scandalous is based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the trailblazing media superstar whose passion for saving souls was matched by her passion for making headlines. Holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame. But as her popularity grows, so do her enemies, until her sermons, her celebrity and her past combine to put everything she believes in on trial.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Dec. 9, 2012.

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About Scandalous on Broadway

Previews: Oct 13, 2012 • Opening: Nov 15, 2012 • Closing: Dec 9, 2012
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Neil Simon Theatre Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Wheelchair locations are available in the Orchestra section of the theater (pending availability).
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What Is the Story of Scandalous?

Set in the 1920s, Scandalous is about the life of early revivalist and broadcasting pioneer Aimee Semple McPherson. It follows her life and career from her childhood to her controversial death in 1944, focusing on her mysterious "kidnapping" and the ensuing trial. Other highlights include Aimee leaving her second husband to travel the country and hold tent revivals, founding the Foursquare Church in Los Angeles, becoming the first woman to obtain a radio broadcast license in the United States, her multimedia empire and her interactions with contemporaries such as Charles Chaplin and William Randolph Hearst.

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Aimee Semple McPherson
James Kennedy/Brother Bob
Edward Watts
Robert Semple/David Hutton
Emma Jo Schaeffer
Harold McPherson/Kenneth Ormiston
Minnie Kennedy


David Pomeranz and David Friedman
Book and Lyrics
Kathie Lee Gifford
David Armstrong
Lorin Latarro
Set Designer
Walt Spangler
Costume Designer
Gregory A. Poplyk
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Sound Designer
Ken Travis
Bruce Coughlin
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