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Seattle's David Armstrong: Steering The Ship Bound For Broadway

Dave Beck

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre has made a specialty of developing Broadway–bound musicals. Over the last decade, the company has produced 14 new musicals; seven of them went to Broadway and two of those won Tony Awards for Best Musical.

The 5th Avenue Theatre's executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong is the guiding force behind these new musicals from Seattle. This fall he makes his Broadway directing debut in "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson." Aimee was a pioneering religious broadcaster, and one of the most scandalous figures in early 20th century America. David Armstrong spoke with KUOW's Dave Beck about the production's title character, and about David's own long history with the McPherson story.

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