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Kathie Lee Gifford's SCANDALOUS, Starring Carolee Carmello, Closes on Broadway Today

December 9
10:10 AM 2012

Kathie Lee Gifford's SCANDALOUS, Starring Carolee Carmello, Closes on Broadway Today

The new Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson will play its final performance at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) today, December 9 at 3 p.m.

At the time of its closing, Scandalous will have played 31 previews and 29 regular performances. The production began previews on Saturday, October 13 and officially opened on Thursday, November 15. For a look at the show's grosses, click here

Starring two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!) in one of the most acclaimed performances this season, Scandalous features book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.

SCANDALOUS also stars two-time Tony Award winner George Hearn (Sunset Blvd., La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd) as James Kennedy / Brother Bob, Candy Buckley (Cabaret, After the Fall) as Minnie Kennedy, Edward Watts (Finian's Rainbow) as Robert Semple / David Hutton, Roz Ryan (Chicago, Dreamgirls) as Emma Jo Schaeffer and Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific) as Harold McPherson / Kenneth Ormiston.

The ensemble cast for Scandalous 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.

Directed by David Armstrong, Scandalous is based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), the world's first media superstar -- a woman whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making sensational headlines and attracting overflow crowds of thousands throughout the world.

Set in 1920's Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in this extraordinary tale of one remarkable woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst Scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace.

With choreography by Lorin Latarro (Fanny at City Center) and musical direction by Joel Fram, Scandalous features scenic design by Walt Spangler (Desire Under the Elms), costume design by Gregory A. Poplyk (Broadway debut), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Once, Aida), sound design by Ken Travis (Newsies, Memphis) and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin (The Light in the Piazza).

SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson is produced by Dick and Betsy DeVos, Foursquare Foundation, Cantinas Ranch Foundation, The Stand Up Group and in association with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director) and Jeffrey Finn, Executive Producer.

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