PHOTO CALL: Raúl Esparza and Brooke Shields Star in Leap of Faith

News   PHOTO CALL: Raúl Esparza and Brooke Shields Star in Leap of Faith
The world premiere of the new musical Leap of Faith — co-starring four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza and Golden Globe Award nominee Brooke Shields — plays Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.

Leap of Faith 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 Jonas (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop him from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith."

Here is a look at the show:


Principals also include  Nicholas Barasch, Jarrod Emick, Kecia Lewis-Evans and Leslie Odom, Jr.

The ensemble comprises 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. Leap of Faith continues through Oct. 24. The musical is the first production in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre’s 2010-2011 season at the Los Angeles County Music Center.

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