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The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

Neil Simon Theatre, (11/15/2012 - 12/09/2012)
First Preview: Oct 13, 2012 Total Previews: 31
Opening Date: Nov 15, 2012    
Closing Date: Dec 09, 2012 Total Performances: 29

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, 1927.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Betsy & David DeVos, Foursquare Foundation, Cantinas Ranch Foundation and The Stand Up Group; Produced in association with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director)
Originally produced by The Signature Theatre (Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director)
Book by Kathie Lee Gifford; Music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman; Additional music by Kathie Lee Gifford; Lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Vocal arrangements by Joel Fram; Incidental music arrangements by Sam Davis; Dance arrangements by Sam Davis; Additional Vocal Arrangements by Paul Raiman; Musical Director: Joel Fram
Directed by David Armstrong; Choreographed by Lorin Latarro; Associate Director: Stephen Sposito; Associate Choreographer: Barrett Martin
Scenic Design by Walt Spangler; Costume Design by Gregory A. Poplyk; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Hair Design by Paul Huntley Enterprises, Inc.; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Costume Design: Sara Jean Tosetti; Associate Lighting Design: Peter Hoerburger and Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Tony Smolenski IV; Assistant Scenic Design: Melissa Shakun; Assistant Costume Design: Sarah Cubbage, Justin Hall, Katie Irish and Aaron Mastin; Assistant Lighting Design: Craig Stelzenmuller; Assistant Hair Design: Edward J. Wilson
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Finn; General Manager: Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Mark D. Shacket; Company Manager: Cathy Kwon; Associate Co. Mgr: Daniel Hoyos
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Amber White; Stage Manager: Kevin Bertolacci; Assistant Stage Mgr: Libby Unsworth
Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Conducted by Joel Fram; Associate Conductor/Keyboard 1: Alvin Hough; Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 2: Matt Perri; Violin: Hiroko Taguchi; Cello: Summer Boggess; Reeds: Vito Chiavuzzo, Greg Thymius and Jacqueline Henderson; Trumpets: Matthew Peterson and Jeff Wilfore; French Horn: Will de Vos; Bass Trombone: Jennifer Wharton; Bass: Brian Hamm; Percussion: Billy Miller; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Keyboard Programming: Synthlink LLC
Dance Captain: Karen Hyland; Fight direction by Ron Piretti; Press Representative: Jeremy Shaffer and The Publicity Office; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Marketing: Type A Marketing and Anne Rippey; Digital Outreach and Website: Serino/Coyne and Jim Glaub; Marketing Director: Thomas Mygatt; Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Photographer: Jeremy Daniel; Digital Outreach and Website Associate: Ian Weiss
Carolee CarmelloAimee Semple McPherson
George HearnJames Kennedy
Brother Bob
Candy BuckleyMinnie Kennedy
Roz RyanEmma Jo Schaeffer
Andrew SamonskyHarold McPherson
Kenneth Ormiston
Edward WattsRobert Semple
David Hutton
Nick CartellEnsemble
Joseph DellgerMayor Cryer
William Randolph Hearst
Erica DorflerEnsemble
Carlos L. EnciniasEnsemble
Hannah FlorenceEnsemble
Benjamin HowesAsa Keyes
Alison LuffCoconut Girl
Peggy Rae Wharton
Jesse NagerEnsemble
Sam StrasfeldCharlie Chaplin
Betsy StruxnessCoconut Girl
Elizabeth Ward LandLouise
Louella Parsons
Billie WildrickCoconut Girl
Dan'yelle WilliamsonEnsemble
Matt WolfeEnsemble
Swings: Corey Greenan and Karen Hyland
Understudies: Nick Cartell (David Hutton, Harold McPherson, Kenneth Ormiston, Robert Semple), Joseph Dellger (Brother Bob, James Kennedy), Erica Dorfler (Emma Jo Schaeffer), Corey Greenan (David Hutton, Robert Semple), Benjamin Howes (Harold McPherson, Kenneth Ormiston), Alison Luff (Aimee Semple McPherson), Elizabeth Ward Land (Minnie Kennedy ), Billie Wildrick (Aimee Semple McPherson), Dan'yelle Williamson (Emma Jo Schaeffer) and Matt Wolfe (Brother Bob, James Kennedy)
Tony Award®
 2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carolee Carmello
Drama Desk Award
 2013 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carolee Carmello
ACT 1 Sung By
Stand UpAimee and Ensemble
Minnie's PrayerMinnie
Why Can't I?Aimee
He Will Be My HomeRobert and Aimee
Come Whatever MayRobert and Aimee
He Will Be My Home (Reprise) Robert, Aimee, James and Minnie
That Sweet Lassie From CorkEnsemble
Come Whatever May (Reprise) Robert, Aimee and Ensemble
How Could You?Aimee
You Have a FireAimee and James
Minnie's Prayer (Reprise) Minnie
Follow Me (Part 1)Aimee and Ensemble
A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta DoEmma Jo and Girls
Follow Me (Part 2)Aimee and Ensemble
For Such a Tume As ThisAimee and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Hollywood AimeeReporters
Adam and EveAimee, David and Eve
Foursquare MarchAimee and Ensemble
Samson and DelilhaAimee, David and Ensemble
Hollywood Aimee (Reprise) Reporters
Moses and PharaohAimee, David, Emma Jo and Ensemble
Demon in a DressBrother Bob and Ensemble
It's Just YouKenneth and David
The Coconut GroveThe Lovely Coconuts, Louella and Reporters
No Other ChoiceMinnie
Hollywood Aimee (Reprise) Ensemble
Lost or Found?Aimee, Asa and Ensemble
What Does It Profit?Aimee
I Have a FireAimee and Ensemble