Jessica Chastain is up for an Oscar as Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” She may even win!
Now Baz Bamigboye reports for the Daily Mail that Elton John and his pal Jake Shears (of Scissor Sisters fame) have written songs for a musical. It’s going to open in the fall in Islington, London’s prestigious Almeida Theater directed by their artistic director, Rupert Goold. The book is by Tony–nominated playwright James Graham.
Will it come to Broadway? You know, if Sir Elton is involved, they’re not kidding. What drew Elton to this material? Undoubtedly Tammy Faye’s incredible early support of AIDS patients. That is, after she and Jim Bakker ripped off thousands of their TV followers. See, she redeemed herself!
The only question remaining is can Jessica Chastain sing? We know Andrew Garfield can!
#TammyFaye Musical by @eltonofficial , @mrJamesGraham & @Jakeshears set to open @AlmeidaTheatre early Autumn. @rupertgoold will direct. Illustration by @garycature pic.twitter.com/PGq5eGHuQq
— Baz Bamigboye 💙 (@BazBam) March 3, 2022