Kathie Lee Gifford's Broadway-bound 'Scandalous' -- No, it's not based on her life

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Kathie Lee Gifford is about to take a giant Leap of Faith.

Apparently, while she was boozing it up with co-host Hoda Kotb on the Today show, she was also secretly toiling away writing a musical. Gifford went on an earlier hour of Today this morning to announce to Matt Lauer and Co. that yet another religious-themed show is headed to Broadway: Her musical, Scandalous, is coming to the Great White Way in November.

“I can’t even believe the words are coming out of my mouth,” Gifford said this morning. “A lot of weird words have come out of my mouth over the years, but we’re announcing today that a musical I’ve been writing for going on 13 years now will be coming to Broadway this fall.”

Scandalous is based on the life of early-20th-century evangelical Aimee Semple McPherson. According to the NY Times, the show ran in 2011 under the name Saving Aimee and received mixed reviews.

The show will star musical theater veteran Carolee Carmello as Aimee. Carmello is no stranger to religion on the stage: She’s currently performing in Sister Act, which closes in August.

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