Carolee Carmello, Roz Ryan, George Hearn and Cast Preview Broadway's Scandalous
The 20th-century evangelical superstar Aimee Semple McPherson — the American religious leader who staged provocative illustrated sermons, fed the hungry and famously vanished — will sing on Broadway when Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. Carolee Carmello will reprise the charismatic role that she played last fall in a Seattle tryout. Here is a Sept. 24 press preview. Read the Playbill.com story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.