The new Broadway musical ''Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson '' has cancelled its November 14 performances at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre as star Carolee Carmello, who is suffering from vocal fatigue, has been put on doctor-ordered vocal rest. The show will resume performances on Thursday, November 15, which is its opening night.
David Armstrong directs the production, which features choreography by Lorin Latarro and musical direction/arrangements by Joel Fram.
The show follows the life of McPherson (played by Carmello), an evangelist who became the world's first media superstar. The work features a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.
The principal cast also includes Candy Buckley, George Hearn, Roz Ryan, Andrew Samonsky, and Edward Watts. The ensemble includes Nick Cartell, Joseph Dellger, Erica Dorfler, Carlos L. Encinias, Hannah Florence, Corey Greenan, Benjamin Howes, Karen Hyland, Elizabeth Ward Land, Alison Luff, Jesse Nager, Sam Strasfeld, Betsy Struxness, Billie Wildrick, Dan'yelle Williamson, and Matt Wolfe.
The design team includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Gregory A. Poplyk (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Ken Travis (sound design), and Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations).