Pentecostalism: Bishop Unbound

Its plot is borrowed from the book of Genesis, but the musical might be controversial even by secular standards. A wealthy white woman, feeling undesirable after a breast-cancer operation, pays her black maid $15,000 to sleep with her husband. Only after much trouble and prayer does a righteous resolution ensue. Yet the co-author, composer and producer of Behind Closed Doors, which just opened in Chicago, is a man of the cloth: Bishop T.D. Jakes. Doesn't he fear failure? "My definition of success," says Jakes, 43, "is to be able to birth out every creative thought God has breathed into me before...

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