The upcoming musical Big Tent will receive its first public viewing in a full concert, produced by Tim Hur, on Wednesday, May 23 at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages. The reading will feature “You’re the One That I Want” finalist Kate Rockwell as Jessica Hahn, a cast of Broadway performers, and a full rock band. The concert will start at 8 pm and is free and open to the public. Ryan J. Davis will direct.
The musical focuses on the rise of Jim & Tammy’s Christian Network and it’s dealings with the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Big Tent was conceived and written by Jeffery Self and features music and lyrics by Ben Cohn & Sean McDaniel. Big Tent is billed as “The Tammy Faye Bakker Musical”, and is described by the authors as follows:
“A cultural icon for more than thirty years, Tammy Faye Bakker’s phenomenal rise from farm girl to evangelist superstar has finally been put onstage with a terrific pop-country score. Her unique style has made her beloved by mainstream Christians, as well as by gays and other outsiders whom she welcomed under her “big tent.” In this ninety minute, six character musical, we follow Tammy as she fights to maintain her dignity amidst sex and business scandals. Her perseverance in the face of private tragedy and public ridicule has made her a testament to the endurance of the human spirit.”
Reservations for the reading can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. As tickets are extremely limited, reservations for more than four people will not be accepted.
For more information and excerpts from the score, visit the official Big Tent myspace: www.myspace.com/tammymusical
WHAT: Concert of BIG TENT
WHEN: Wednesday, May 23rd @ 8:00 PM
WHERE: New World Stages
340 W. 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
(Thank you Ryan!!)