NEWSFLASH: September Premiere for LEAP OF FAITH

LEAP OF FAITH

To purchase the DVD of the original LEAP OF FAITH film, click on the image above.

Leap of Faith, the new musical by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Janus Cercone, will have its world premiere in Los Angeles later this year. Directed by Rob Ashford (who directed Broadway’s Promises, Promises and is already set for a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really trying in 2011), the show will open on 26 September at the Ahmanson Theatre after a three week preview period.

The show deals with the antics of part-time reverend and full-time con artist, the Reverend Jonas Nightengale, who stops in a small Kansas town with his traveling ministry to stage a revival that is bent on separating the townspeople from their money. While he is opposed by the town’s sheriff, it is a pretty waitress and her son, whose love for Nightengale forces this cynic of cynics to take a real leap of faith. Cercone, who penned the screenplay for the film upon which the musical is based, has written the book in collaboration with Slater.

Hopes for a new score from Menken are high as always, but let’s hope that Slater manages to do a better job that he has done on Love Never Dies. Ashford’s prolificacy is, as always, astounding.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Janus Cercone and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s