Brooke Shields launches new show at Ahmanson

LOS ANGELES This is the first time I've originated a part. All of my past performances have been set," said actress Brooke Shields. "I come in, speak this, wear this, stand there, sing, and go home. And this is a live organism and it's like being in an accident everything -- good accident.

The brand new musical "Leap of Faith" has Shields thrilled, and a bit unnerved, because it's forced her out of her comfort zone.

"At the end of the day, you've grown so much and you think, 'This is a good example for my girls, this is a good example as an actor.' I'm never gonna get to another level unless I keep shoving myself in these deep waters. "

"Leap of Faith" is making its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre. And that's something L.A. audiences don't get to see all that often.

"I think it's a real gift for people because you're watching the creation," said Shields. "It's happening right there and they get to be a part of it."

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