Raul Esparza and Brooke Shields in Leap of Faith: A New Musical at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Leap of Faith was Sunday October 24, 2010 / 1:00pm.
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Woody McBreairty
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Much too long, got very rrestless. Much of it is repititious, the Gospel choir is good, Brook Shield's singing is mediocre and the music was sometimes so loud over her voice you could hardly hear her. And many of the words she sand were hard to understand. Also, the orchestra and gospel singers are extremely loud. 4 hours is much too long for the theatre, the first act was nearly 2 hours. Didn't het home until way after midnight. I can only hope they will shorten & refine it a little bit. The little cripple boy did a number that brought the house down - he was by far the best part of the play.
You’ll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Raul Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.
Based on the movie with Steve Martin, Leap of Faith boasts a brand-new score from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Rob Ashford, of the recent Taper favorite, Parade.
When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.