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Writer Talks About His New Project With John And Shears

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James Graham tells the Guardian that the Covid lockdown has given him, Elton, and Jake Shears more time to work on a new musical about Tammy Faye Bakker.

 
Graham has penned the book, John the music and Shears the lyrics. He says they've made real progress, even getting a workshop together in November.
 
They hope to get it into a theatre the second half of 2021.
 
It was Elton who thought that Bakker would make a great subject, seeing how she became an icon because of her liberal support for the gay community during the AIDS crisis.
 
Graham said he was also interested in the ''intersection of evangelicalism and Reaganism and how that happened again with Trump.
 
''That sounds really boring and dry, doesn't it? But it's with some kick-ass tunes by Elton John!''
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