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'Scandalous' to close on Broadway

Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The new Broadway musical "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson" is to play its final performance Sunday, producers said.

At the time of its closing at the Neil Simon Theatre, the show will have played 31 previews and 29 regular performances.

The production began previews Oct. 13 and officially opened Nov. 15.

Starring two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello and George Hearn, the show features book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman.

Directed by David Armstrong, the musical is set in 1920s 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," a synopsis said.

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