FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of LEAP OF FAITH!
Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH stars four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza as Jonas Nightingale, Jessica Phillips as Marla Humes, Kendra Kassebaum as Sam Nightingale, Kecia Lewis-Evans as Ida Mae Robinson, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Isaiah Robinson, Krystal Joy Brown as Ornella and Talon Ackerman as Jake Humes. Previews begin Tuesday, April 3 and the production will open on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).
The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out a photo preview below and check back later for full coverage!
The cast 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 Howard, Grasan Kingsberry, Maurice Murphy, Ian Paget, Terita Redd, Eliseo Roman, Bryce Ryness, Ann Sanders, C.E. Smith, Danny Stiles, Dennis Stowe, Betsy Struxness, Roberta Wall, and Virginia Ann Woodruff.
Broadway's LEAP OF FAITH is based on the motion picture Leap of Faith, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation and written by Janus Cercone. Directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo, LEAP OF FAITH features music by Academy and Grammy Award-winner Alan Menken, a book by Janus Cercone and Tony Award-winner Warren Leight, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and music supervision by Michael Kosarin. The design will feature scenery by Robin Wagner, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Don Holder, sound by John Shivers, wigs & hair design by Paul Huntley, and make up by Angelina Avallone. The music will feature orchestrations by Michael Starobin and Joseph Joubert, vocal & incidental music arrangements by Michael Kosarin, dance music arrangements by Zane Mark, and music direction by Brent-Alan Huffman.
LEAP OF FAITH will be produced on Broadway by Michael Manheim; James D. Stern; Douglas L. Meyer; Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch; Annette Niemtzow; Daryl Roth; Robert G. Bartner; Jujamcyn Theaters; Patricia Monaco; Steven and Shanna Silva; Debi Coleman; Dancap Productions Inc.; Steve Kaplan and Center Theatre Group in association with Michael Palitz; Diana Buckhantz; Pamela Cooper; Vera Guerin; Independent Presenters Network; Christina Papagjika; Relativity Media, LLC; Richard J. Stern; Melissa Pinsly/Celine Rosenthal; Semlitz/Glaser Productions and associate producers Victor Syrmis and Rebecca Falcon.
Tickets are available through www.telecharge.com, (212) 239-6200. Ticket prices range from $47 - $137.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride