LEAP OF FAITH Now Available for Licensing Through MTI
Broadway's Leap of Faith is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International.
LEAP OF FAITH received its first series of workshops in May of 2008. In early 2010, the musical was given a developmental workshop with director Rob Ashford. LEAP OF FAITH made its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on September 11, 2010. The Los Angeles run was a limited engagement and was positively received.
LEAP OF FAITH moved to Broadway on April 3, 2012 at the St. James Theatre. The production featured Raul Esparza, Jessica Phillips, and Kendra Kassenbaum. The production closed on May 13, 2012 after 24 previews and 20 performances. LEAP OF FAITH was nominated for several Drama Desk Awards and nominated in the Best Musical category for the 2012 Tony Awards.
LEAP OF FAITH is a musical based on the 1992 American dramedy film of the same name. The film starred Steve Martin, Debra Winger, and Liam Neeson. The film is about Jonas Nightengale, a fraudulent Christian faith healer who uses his revival meetings, in Rustwater, Kansas, to bilk believers out of their money.
Love will get you every time...and one charismatic con-man is about to find that out. The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is travelling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend and full-time crook pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, and Jonas' real challenge arises when he meets the sheriff and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.