The Olivier-nominated new musical Tammy Faye has announced a Broadway bow at a Nederlander-owned theatre in the 2024-2025 season. Exact dates, casting, and venue are to be announced.
The work, which make its world premiere at London's Almeida Theatre last year, features music by Tony winner and five-time Grammy winner Elton John, lyrics by the Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, and a book by James Graham. Olivier winner Rupert Goold will again direct after staging the London bow. The world premiere earned four Olivier Award nominations, including Best Musical.
Based on the life of American evangelist Tammy Faye Messner, Tammy Faye tells the story of Messner's rise to national recognition atop a Christian television empire. She and her then-husband and fellow televangelist Jim Bakker founded The PTL Club (Praise the Lord) in 1974, a platform they used to preach to millions. Messner, who died in 2007, was noted for her compassion for the LGBTQIA+ community during the AIDS epidemic, despite conflict between the community and the church.
Goold is reuniting his full London creative team for the Broadway premiere, including choreographer Lynne Page, orchestrators Tom Deering and Mark Dickman (Deering is also music supervisor, arranger, and has penned additional music), scenic designer Bunny Christie, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Bobby Aitken, and video designer Finn Ross.
Rocket Stage, Greene Light Stage, and James L. Nederlander are producing the Broadway run.
For more information, visit TammyFayeBway.com.
See photos from the London premiere below: