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Alumna snags lead in new Broadway musical

January 17, 2012

Jessica Phillips has been cast in a starring role for Leap of Faith’s Broadway launch, according to Playbill.com. The musical will premiere in April.

Here's how producers characterize Leap of Faith:

"When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale (played by Raul Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The town sheriff, Marla Humes (played by Phillips) is determined to stop him from separating the townspeople from their money."

Phillips’s previous work includes a role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which was co-produced by another Emerson alumna, Bonnie Comley, MA ’94.

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