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Tammy Faye on Broadway Tickets

Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells star in Elton John's whimsical '70s musical adventure.
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Tammy Faye on Broadway Tickets

About Tammy Faye on Broadway

Big lashes are coming to the Big Apple. Set an alert for Tammy Faye tickets to experience a new biomusical about the stylish and influential televangelist with music by EGOT winner Elton John (The Lion King) and lyrics by Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters). Fresh off its critically acclaimed London run, which garnered four-star reviews, Tammy Faye features a cast of theatre royalty from both sides of the Atlantic: two-time Olivier Award winner Katie Brayben and Tony and Olivier nominee Andrew Rannells play Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker. Book Tammy Faye tickets and see the true story of one of television’s most prominent women come to life.

Experience Tammy Faye in New York, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Rupert Goold with a book by Tony nominee James Graham, to witness the onscreen talent and backstage drama that catapulted and decimated the famous TV star’s career. From Christian puppet shows to The PTL Club, Tammy Faye defined decades of broadcast television.

Run time

2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

October 19th, 2024

Categories

Musicals, Broadway

Age

Ages 16+.

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Stars on stage

Katie Brayben

Katie Brayben

Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells

Tammy Faye on Broadway cast and creative team

By: James Graham
Songs by: Elton John (music) and Jake Shears (lyrics)
Director: Rupert Goold
Choreography: Lynne Page
Cast list: Katie Brayben (as Tammy Faye Bakker), Andrew Rannells (as Jim Bakker)
Sets: Bunny Christie
Costumes: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Other info: Video design by Finn Ross; orchestrations by Tom Deering and Mark Dickman; music supervision, arrangements, and additional music by Deering

Venue

Palace Theatre

1564 Broadway (at the corner of 7th Avenue and 47th Street), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

More information about Tammy Faye on Broadway

Tammy Faye Messner (née LaValley, formerly Bakker) was born in 1942 and passed away in 2007. Throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the proliferation of television and popularity of mainstream Christianity gave her a vehicle to broadcast her progressive views, camera-ready personality, and colorful fashion through The PTL Club, with PTL, of course, standing for “Praise the Lord.” She worked alongside her husband, Jim Bakker, and it turned out love and labor didn’t always mix: the two dealt with financial scandals that eventually flattened Tammy’s media empire.

Nonetheless, Tammy endured as a television icon and a unique Christian at a time when more conservative views, during Ronald Regan’s presidency, gained steam. Tammy was known for her open-mindedness and welcoming demeanor; she is celebrated for accepting LGBT people and reaching out to HIV patients even as politicians marginalized those who died of complications due to AIDS. Controversial but undeniably influential, Tammy was one of the most recognizable American women of the late 20th century.

What to watch for

  • Elton John and Jake Shears are no strangers to Broadway; John has written songs for Aida and The Lion King, and Shears has starred in Kinky Boots. Now, the two team up on their infectious score that blends musical theatre, gospel, and rock.
  • Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells reprise their roles as married couple Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker following their sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre in London. Brayben won her second Olivier Award for her performance and Rannells was nominated for his.
  • Tammy Faye was more than just the center of a beloved television program; she also oversaw a media empire that included Heritage USA, a Christian water park and theme park that opened in 1978 and closed in 1989. The rise of that attraction, and its eventual filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is explored in the musical.
  • Tammy Faye deserves the royal treatment, and that’s what it’s getting on Broadway: following The Palace Theatre’s renovation, Tammy Faye is the first musical to reopen that Broadway house (following Ben Platt’s three-week concert residency).

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Frequently asked questions

How do you get tickets for Tammy Faye on Broadway?

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Which theatre is Tammy Faye on Broadway at?

Tammy Faye on Broadway is at New York's Palace Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for Tammy Faye on Broadway?

Ages 16+.

What is the running time of Tammy Faye on Broadway?

Tammy Faye on Broadway runs for 2hr 10min. Incl. 15min intermission.

What is Tammy Faye on Broadway about?

See the new Tammy Faye musical and hear a smashing, gospel-inspired score from music icons Sir Elton John and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters. Get Tammy Faye tickets and also see Katie Brayben and Andrew Rannells star in this acclaimed bio-musical.

What are the songs in Tammy Faye?

The songs in Tammy Faye are a mixture gospel, rock, and musical theatre. Written by Elton John and Jake Shears, it’s no wonder the New York Times says the musical is “spectacular entertainment.”

Who wrote Tammy Faye?

Music legend Elton John and pop group Scissor Sisters's Jake Shears contributed the music and lyrics, respectively. Joining them is Inked playwright and Olivier Award winner James Graham, who wrote the book.

Who directed Tammy Faye?

Rupert Goold, who directed Tammy Faye in London, brings his production across the pond to Broadway. Goold is a two-time Tony nominee and also artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, where Tammy Faye premiered.

Is Tammy Faye appropriate for kids?

Containing some adult themes and discussions about AIDS, Tammy Faye is recommended for ages 12 and up. Note audiences under four years old are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Tammy Faye good?

Do Tammy’s lashes flutter? Yes! Tammy Faye received four-star reviews in London Theatre and Time Out, and the latter says that “Elton John’s new musical is a joyously camp tribute to the oddball US televangelist, with a storming book by James Graham.” Plus, leading actress Katie Brayben won her second Olivier Award for playing Tammy, so Broadway audiences are in for a treat.

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