Tammy Faye musical with score by Sir Elton John heading to London stage


Tammy Faye’s story has been dropped at life theatrically for a brand new musical (Image: Rex)

A Tammy Faye musical is coming to London, with music by Sir Elton John, lower than a 12 months after the Oscar-winning movie concerning the televangelist was launched.

Tammy Faye A New Musical will premiere on the Almeida Theatre in October for a restricted run till December 3.

Musical legend Sir Elton, who has beforehand seen nice success on stage by means of his composing for The Lion King and Billy Elliot the musical, is as soon as extra lending his abilities to a brand new mission.

Clearly becoming it round his upcoming collaboration with Britney Spears, Sir Elton labored with Scissors Sisters star Jake Shears, on lyrics, and author James Graham, who has penned the e book.

Playwright Graham’s final present for the Almeida, Ink in 2017, transferred to the West Finish after which on to Broadway, and coated his tackle Rupert Murdoch’s buying of The Solar newspaper in 1969.

It was nominated for – and gained – a number of Olivier and Tony Awards, with Graham additionally the brains behind standard new BBC crime thriller Sherwood.

The televangelist, pictured in 2002, had her life placed on the large display final 12 months (Image: Getty)
Sir Elton John has lent his musical prowess to the stage as soon as extra (Image: Getty)

Katie Brayben will probably be entering into the sneakers of Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Messner, the colorful televangelist whose empathy for these dwelling with HIV and Aids within the Eighties made her a homosexual icon.

Maybe Messner’s defining second was her tv interview with Steve Pieters in 1985, an brazenly homosexual pastor dwelling with HIV.

Chastain gained this 12 months’s greatest actress Oscar for her efficiency because the PTL (Reward The Lord) Membership founder, on her third nomination following back-to-back nominations in 2012 and 2013 for The Assist and Zero Darkish Thirty.

Jessica Chastain as Messner gained an Oscar (Image: Searchlight Photos/Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)
Andrew Garfield portrayed her ex-husband Jim Bakker within the 2021 movie (Image: Searchlight Photos/Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

Women and Broadway star Andrew Rannells is taking up the position of her husband Jim, performed by Andrew Garfield within the 2021 film, whose behaviour introduced concerning the downfall of the couple’s Christian media empire – which additionally included standard theme park Heritage USA – after he was jailed for fraud and conspiracy.

Tammy Faye is described as a ‘testomony of religion, resilience and the temptations of success’ and will probably be directed by the Almeida’s inventive director Rupert Goold, with rehearsals starting this week.

Shears has peened the lyrics (Image: Getty)

Messner, who died aged 65 in 2007, staged a comeback within the Nineteen Nineties with a sequence of best-selling books, TV and movie appearances after publishing her autobiography Tammy: Telling It My Means.

She additionally embraced actuality TV, showing alongside Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy and others for VH1’s The Surreal Life in 2004, which noticed them reside collectively in a home over a 12-day interval.

Tickets go on basic sale on September 6.

Tammy Faye A New Musical begins previews on October 13, operating till December 3.

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