Big Tent: The Tammy Faye Bakker Musical

Closed
1hr. 30min.
Opened May 23, 2007
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Big Tent: The Tammy Faye Bakker Musical will receive its first public viewing in a fully staged concert at Off-Broadway's New World Stages. Produced by Tim Hur and directed by Ryan J. Davis, the reading will feature Leah Hocking (All Shook Up, The Wild Party) as Tammy, You're the One That I Want finalist Kate Rockwell as Jessica Hahn, and Allen Kendall as Jerry Falwell. They will be accompanied by a full rock band. Big Tent focuses on the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's "Praise The Lord" (PTL) television network and it's controversial dealings with the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Conceived and written by Jeffery Self, Big Tent features music and lyrics by Ben Cohn and Sean McDaniel. A cultural icon for more than thirty years, Tammy Faye Bakker's phenomenal rise from farm girl to evangelist superstar has finally been put onstage with a terrific pop-country score. Her unique style has made her beloved by mainstream Christians, as well as by gays and other outsiders whom she welcomed under her "big tent." In this 90-minute, six character musical, we follow Tammy as she fights to maintain her dignity amidst sex and business scandals. Her perseverance in the face of private tragedy and public ridicule has made her a testament to the endurance of the human spirit. Reservations may be made by emailing bigtentrsvp@gmail.com. As tickets are extremely limited, reservations for more than four people will not be accepted.

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