Scoop: “Leap Of Faith” Back On Track

Here’s a scoop for you: the musical version of “Leap of Faith,” based on the 1992 Steve Martin-starring movie about an evangelist, will get a production later this year. Out-of-town first, then Broadway if things go well. A workshop of the show, with music by Alan Menken (“Little Shop of Horrors,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyrics by Glenn Slater, was done last year with Taylor Hackford as director and Rob Ashford as choreographer. LemonWade hears that Ashford will both direct and choreograph the show in its next incarnation, which will star Raul Esparza. But first Ashford has to do the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises,” starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.

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