PHOTO CALL: More from Leap of Faith, with Esparza, Shields, Kassebaum and Lewis-Evans

News   PHOTO CALL: More from Leap of Faith, with Esparza, Shields, Kassebaum and Lewis-Evans
The world premiere of the new musical Leap of Faith is currently in previews at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.

Scheduled to open Oct. 3, the work features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, a book by Janus Cercone with Glenn Slater and lyrics by Slater.

"When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town," press notes state, "part-time reverend and full-time con artist quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith."

Here is a look at the show:

The cast features Raúl Esparza, Brooke Shields, Kendra Kassebaum, Nicholas Barasch, Jarrod Emick, Kecia Lewis-Evans and Leslie Odom, Jr.

Brad Anderson, Bradley Benjamin, Tom Berklund, Christopher Bones, Krystal Joy Brown, Ta'Rea Campbell, Eric L. Christian, Michelle Duffy, Harvey Evans, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Jennie Ford, Bob Gaynor, Angela Grovey, Shannon Lewis, Michael X. Martin, Maurice Murphy, Anise E. Ritchie, Darcie Roberts, Bryce Ryness, Ariel Shepley, C.E. Smith, Alex Michael Stoll, Dennis Stowe, Katherine Tokarz, Brandon Wardell, Karl Warden, Natalie Willes and Charlie Williams round out the ensemble.

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