Friday, March 4

Tammy Faye Bakker musical to open in London in the autumn

As previously reported, James Graham is collaborating with music legend Elton John and Jake Shears of The Scissor Sisters on a musical about  the life of Tammy Faye Bakker who was an American Christian singer, evangelist, author, talk show hostess, and television personality. She initially gained notice for her work with The PTL Club, a televangelist program that she co-founded with her husband Jim Bakker in 1974. They had hosted their own puppet show series for local programming in Minnesota in the early 1970s; Messner also had a career as a recording artist. In 1978, she and Bakker built Heritage USA, a Christian theme park.

Jim Bakker was indicted, convicted, and imprisoned on numerous counts of fraud and conspiracy in 1989, resulting in the dissolution of The PTL Club. 

The musical is set to open in autumn 2022 at the Almeida Theatre on London's West End. The production is set to be directed by Rupert Goold, who previously ran  a workshop of the show in 2020.  More news to follow.

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