Elton John will bring his ‘Tammy Faye’ musical, with its Carolina ties, to Broadway

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The Charlotte Observer

Praise the Lord and pass the mascara — Elton John’s musical about Tammy Faye Bakker is coming to Broadway. “Tammy Faye,” the show about the late Charlotte-area televangelist and gay icon, debuted in London last year. John’s production company announced on Friday that it will transfer to Broadway in the 2024-25 season. Bakker, along with her then-husband Jim Bakker, ran the religious TV empire “Praise the Lord,” or “PTL,” from Charlotte, then Fort Mill, South Carolina, in the 1970s and ‘80s. PTL eventually collapsed amid scandal and financial ruin, and Jim Bakker was imprisoned for fraud. John,…

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