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SCANDALOUS The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson Musical in 2 acts: (originally titled Saving Aimee) Music - David Pomeranz and David Friedman; book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway - 15 November, 2012 - 9 December, 2012 (29 perfs) (31 previews from 13 October, 2012) SYNOPSIS Scandalous is based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, a colourful evangelist from the early 20th century. The musical relates events in her life in early 20th century as an evangelist and pop culture icon. It follows her life and career from her childhood to her controversial death in 1944, focusing on her mysterious kidnapping and the ensuing trial. Other highlights include her becoming the first woman to obtain a radio broadcast license in the United States, her cross-country drive unaccompanied by a man, her multimedia empire that included several newspapers, and her interactions with such contemporaries as Charles Chaplin and William Randolph Hearst. MUSICAL NUMBERS Act I • Stand Up – Aimee & Ensemble • Minnie's Prayer – Minnie • Why Can't I? – Aimee • He Will Be My Home – Robert & Aimee • Come Whatever May – Robert & Aimee • He Will Be My Home (Reprise) – Robert, Aimee, James & Minnie • That Sweet Lass From Cork – Ensemble • Come Whatever May (Reprise) – Robert, Aimee & Ensemble • How Could You? – Aimee • You Have a Fire - Aimee & James • Minnie's Prayer (Reprise) – Minnie • Follow Me (Part 1) – Aimee & Ensemble • A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do – Emma Jo & Girls • Follow Me (Part 2) - Aimee & Ensemble • For Such a Time as This - Aimee & Ensemble Act II • Hollywood Aimee – Reporters • Adam and Eve – Aimee, David & Eve • Foursquare March – Aimee & Ensemble • Samson and Delilha – Aimee, David & Ensemble • Hollywood Aimee (Reprise) – Reports • Moses and Pharaoh – Aimee, David, Emma Jo & Ensemble • It's Just You – Kenneth & David • The Coconut Grove - The Lovely Coconuts, Louella & Reports • No Other Choice – Minnie • Hollywood Aimee (Reprise) - Ensemble • Lost or Found? - Aimee, Asa & Ensemble • What Does It Profit? - Aimee • I Have a Fire - Aimee & Ensemble Scenes and Setting: Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, 1927.

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