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Tammy Faye: Broadway

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Jake Shears, Book by James Graham, Directed by Rupert Goold

Event details

From Oct 2024

Following its sold-out run at the Almeida in 2022, Tammy Faye transfers to Broadway this October. 

A “divinely delirious glitz-bomb of a musical” (Financial Times), Tammy Faye features music by legendary songwriter Elton John, lyrics by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, a book by Olivier Award-winning writer James Graham (Dear England, Ink), choreography by Lynne Page (Ink, Standing at the Sky’s Edge), and direction by Olivier Award-winner Rupert Goold (Patriots, Dear England).

The story of a travelling preacher’s wife who beamed into homes with a message of hope… and stole the country’s heart.

It’s the 1970s, and for the very first time, satellites are bringing cable television into American homes. As families gather in their living rooms, young preacher Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye hit the airwaves to build a nationwide congregation and put the fun back in faith.

But while Tammy dazzles on screen, rivals plot behind the scenes, jealous of her popularity and threatened by her determination to lead with love.

Wrapped in a joyful and deliriously fun score that could only come from Elton John, Tammy Faye shines a sparkling light on the generous, loving, often lonely soul behind the illustrious lashes. Reprising their celebrated West End performances, the divine cast will be led by Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben as Tammy Faye and Olivier and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells as Jim Bakker.

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Production Photos

2022 Almeida Production | Photos by Marc Brenner

Cast & Creatives

Further casting to be announced.

  • Cast

    Katie Brayben Headshot
    Katie Brayben
    Andrew Rannells Headshot
    Andrew Rannells
  • Creatives

    Elton John


    Jake Shears


    James Graham


    Lynne Page


    Bunny Christie

    Scenic Designer

    Katrina Lindsay

    Costume Designer

    Neil Austin

    Lighting Designer

    Finn Ross

    Video Designer

    Nick Lidster

    Sound Designer

    Mark Dickman


    Tom Deering

    Musical Supervisor, Arrangements, Additional Music & Orchestrations

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