BROADWAY OPENING: Leap of Faith at the St. James Theatre
The musical is inspired by the motion picture of the same name, and features a book by original screenwriter Janus Cercone and Tony Award-winning playwright, Warren Leight, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. It centers on part-time reverend and full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale and the town sheriff, Marla McGowan, who is determined to stop him.
Raúl Esparza and Jessica Phillips star, along with additional principal cast members Talon Ackerman (Jake McGowan), Krystal Joy Brown (Ornella Sturdevant), Kendra Kassebaum (Sam Nightingale), Kecia Lewis-Evans (Ida Mae Sturdevant), and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Isaiah Sturdevant).
The company also features Hettie Barnhill, Kyle Brenn, Ta'Rea Campbell, Michelle Duffy, Lynorris Evans, Manoly Farrell, Dierdre Friel, Bob Gaynor, Lucia Giannetta, Angela Grovey, Louis Hobson, Tiffany Janene Howard, Grasan Kingsberry, Fletcher McTaggart, Maurice Murphy, Ian Paget, Terita Redd, Eliseo Román, Bryce Ryness, Ann Sanders, C.E. Smith, Danny Stiles, Dennis Stowe, Betsy Struxness, Roberta Wall, and Virginia Ann Woodruff.