Award-winning Broadway producer and actor JorDan Scott Gilbert is bringing a new kind of show to town – a provocative and intimate piece that is sure to surprise, shock, entertain, and change your life.
“Celebrity Confessions: Live from Broadway” will open on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Actors Temple Theater, 330 West 47th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue) in New York City.
Celebrity Confessions: Live from Broadway is a live Off-Broadway show in New York City that invites you to spend an intimate evening with personalities from Broadway, TV, and Film, as they reveal their most personal stories — including testimonies of faith and revelations of overcoming life’s biggest issues. Each show has its own lineup of guests and is never the same twice. The show is unique and seemingly one of a kind among the line-up of current Broadway and Off-Broadway shows on their first, second, and third runs. And the show’s creator and producer, Gilbert, is just as unique as his show.
Gilbert is one of the youngest Award Winning Broadway Producers and Performers in Broadway Theatrical history, being the first ever recipient of the Broadway Producer of the Year Award for Ghost, which received three Tony Award and Drama League Award nominations, as well as a Drama Desk Award. He has worked with some of the most successful actors, singers, writers, composers, directors, and producers in the world and is the President of his own independent production and casting companies, representing Film, Television, and Theatrical productions worldwide.
“The goal of “Celebrity Confessions” is to bring a positive message to a world that has become increasingly hostile. The show encourages the audience that there is truth to walk in; freedom from the bondage of the mind and body; and hope for a better future – all things based on the reality of personal experiences and not just poetic concepts to strive after,” says Gilbert.
“Celebrity Confessions: Live from Broadway” could very well be a big hit – and just as importantly open the door to a lucrative faith-based market and audience that has not successfully been tapped on Broadway as it has in movies and book publishing.
“Movies like ‘The Passion Of The Christ,’ which has grossed over $600 Million alone, and recent faith-based films like “God’s Not Dead” and “War Room,” which have grossed over $60 Million each, are a testament to how there is huge Box Office potential in faith-orientated entertainment for investors,” says Gilbert. “About 75% of Americans identify as having a faith tradition. As a Jewish believer, producing live faith-based theatre is a personal endeavor that arose from my own faith journey. Producing live faith-orientated theatre can potentially gross far more than any Broadway show that’s ever existed. Some of the most successful musicals of all time have had Biblical themes, from the convict turned saint Jean Valjean in the billion dollar worldwide phenomenon “Les Misérables,” to the worldwide hit “Jesus Christ Superstar,” faith-themed theatre can invite a universal audience and make for powerful, enjoyable, moving, passionate, and even romantic storytelling that people can relate to on some level, no matter what their religious backgrounds or spiritual beliefs are,” says Gilbert.
Jared Mason, start of Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet” states, “JorDan Scott Gilbert is breaking new ground and trying something that could change the landscape of Broadway. Hearing, seeing, and experiencing testimonies from some of the most talented people on earth has the potential to be life changing for multitudes of people. This idea goes way beyond entertainment and will undoubtedly bring about transformation in our world!”
Buy tickets now online at www.CelebrityConfessionsBroadway.com or by phone at 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.
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