SCANDALOUS (BROADWAY 10/16/12)
A remarkable new musical about one woman's incredible rise to glory…and fall from grace”. Book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford, music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.
Set in 1920s Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame. The woman is Aimee Semple McPherson (Carolee Carmello). 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. Beautifully filmed and crystal clear. (A)
Starring: Carolee Carmello (Aimee Semple McPherson), George Hearn (James Kennedy/Brother Bob), Candy Buckley (Minnie Kennedy), Roz Ryan (Emma Jo Schaeffer), Andrew Samonsky (Harold McPherson/Kenneth Ormiston), Edward Watts (Robert Semple/David Hutton).
Featuring: Nick Cartell, Joseph Dellger, Erica Dorfler, Carlos L. Encinias, Hannah Florence, Benjamin Howes, Alison Luff, Jesse Nager, Sam Strasfeld, Betsy Struxness, Elizabeth Ward Land, Billie Wildrick, Dan'yelle Williamson and Matt Wolfe.
Note: Prior to the Broadway production the show was first produced in connection with the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, WA, under the title "Saving Aimee." A disc of that show is also available.
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