From Bring It On to Pippin, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2013

Show: Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson
Theatre: Neil Simon Theatre

Preview: Oct. 13, 2012

Opening: Nov. 15, 2012
Closing: Dec. 9, 2012

Creators: Book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford. Music by David Friedman and David Pomeranz. Direction by David Armstrong. Choreography by Lorin Latarro.
Original Principal Cast: Carolee Carmello as Aimee Semple McPherson, George Hearn as James Kennedy/Brother Bob, Candy Buckley as Minnie Kennedy, Edward Watts as Robert Semple/David Hutton, Roz Ryan as Emma Jo Schaeffer and Andrew Samonsky as Harold McPherson/Kenneth Ormiston.

Synopsis: Here's how the producers characterize the fact-inspired show: "Set in 1920s Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in this extraordinary tale of one remarkable woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace."

Check out production photos from the show.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Carolee Carmello talk about Aimee Semple McPherson:

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