"Piety, headlines and a fall from grace -- the makings of a great musical!"
From saving souls to making headlines, no woman was more influential in the 1920s and 30s than evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. In the musical Scandalous, making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre, McPherson’s rise and much-publicized fall from grace takes on a life all its own with scandalous love affairs and growing controversy that dotted her life. This New York show traces her humble beginnings to creating an empire through her charismatic tent revivals, culminating in the trial following her mysterious kidnapping and finally her wildly speculated death in 1944. McPherson’s life is perfectly suited for a Broadway show production, and you can see her story on stage for less with tickets from BestofNewYork.com.
Scandalous will have audiences reaching for the heavens with great songs evoking gospel. Working from a book and lyrics by Kathy Lee Gifford and music by David Friedman and David Pomeranz, David Armstrong directs this NYC musical about one of the 20th century’s most influential people. Two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Lestat, Parade, Sister Act) headlines the cast featuring the talents of Tony winner George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard) and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific). Get ready to hear a word or two from up on high as Scandalous takes on Broadway!
Some of Broadway’s best productions shines light on personalities of a bygone era. Scandalous puts Aimee Semple McPherson under the spotlight with intense performances matched only by the music itself. The songs will evoke feelings of Broadway staples while infusing the unmistakable gospel sound. This is a NYC production that will have you on your feet as you learn about one of the most influential women ever in our nation’s history.