Tammy Faye Musical Set: The Broadway premiere of “Tammy Faye,” the musical inspired by the life of 1980s televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, has been confirmed for the 2024-25 season. Producers Rocket Stage, Greene Light Stage, and James L. Nederlander announced the move from London’s Almeida Theatre to a yet-to-be-revealed Nederlander Theatre on Broadway.
The creative team includes Elton John providing the music, Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears contributing lyrics, and James Graham crafting the book. Rupert Goold, known for directing Graham’s “Ink,” will helm the production, with Lynne Page as the choreographer.
The musical, which had its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre in Fall 2022, received four Olivier Award nominations, including Best Musical. The story revolves around Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, who transformed religion from their South Carolina studio, preaching 24/7 to millions. Tammy aims to inject joy back into faith, but a new wave of ministers seeks to bring God not just into hearts but homes, schools, and the law.
Further details, including venue, production dates, and casting, will be disclosed in the future. The Broadway creative team also includes Tom Deering for music supervision, arrangements, and additional music, Bunny Christie for scenic design, Katrina Lindsay for costume design, Neil Austin for lighting design, Bobby Aitken for sound design, and Finn Ross for video design.
Elton John, known for his contributions to musicals like “The Lion King” and “Billy Elliot the Musical,” continues his collaboration with the theater. Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters fame, previously worked on “Tales of the City,” and his Broadway performance includes starring as Charlie Price in “Kinky Boots.” Currently, he is making his West End debut as the Emcee in the revival of “Cabaret.”
Our Reader’s Queries
Did Jessica Chastain do all the singing in the eyes of Tammy Faye?
Donning heavy make-up, prosthetics, and voluminous wigs in addition to her nerve-wracking singing performance, Jessica Chastain faced multiple challenges on the set of The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Really scared about doing her own singing, Chastain’s nerves were put to the test throughout filming.
Where was the eyes of Tammy Faye filmed?
Filming kicked off in October 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What year is the eyes of Tammy Faye set in?
The tale of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker (portrayed by Andrew Garfield), two young students at a Minneapolis Bible college in 1960, unfolds through a series of captivating scenes, showcasing their rise to fame in the subsequent years.
What is the Tammy Faye musical about?
From a South Carolina studio, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker transformed the world of religion. They preached to millions around the clock, with Tammy aiming to bring joy back into faith. Now, a new generation of ministers seeks to bring God not only into your heart, but also into your homes, schools, and even the law.