Tammy Faye Cast
Tammy Faye Cast

Katie Brayben & Andrew Rannells to Lead Tammy Faye at the Palace Theatre

As previously announced, Tammy Faye, the new musical from Elton John, Jake Shears, and James Graham, will open on Broadway next season. It was announced today who will be leading the acclaimed new musical and which theatre the show is heading to this fall.

Two-time Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben will recreate her Olivier Award-winning performance as Tammy Faye Bakker, and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells will reprise his Olivier-nominated performance as Jim Bakker when the Almeida Theatre production of Tammy Faye makes its Broadway debut this fall.

It was also revealed today that the new musical will open at the Palace Theatre, the first Broadway musical to play the legendary theatre since its renovation. The venue, owned and operated by the Nederlander Organization, closed in 2018 for a significant renovation and restoration, including raising the historically landmarked venue 30 feet in the air.

Tammy Faye will begin preview performances on October 19, 2024, and will officially open on November 14, 2024. Pre-sale tickets are on sale today on Broadway Direct, the primary ticketing provider for the Palace Theatre.

For pre-sale ticket access, sign up for the Tammy Faye mailing list. Tickets are also on pre-sale to Rocket Club and Broadway in Chicago subscribers.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells will star in Tammy Faye at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.
Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells will star in Tammy Faye at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.

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).

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.

Additional casting will be announced in the coming months.

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