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Jesse L. Martin to Star in Hallelujah

Jesse L. Martin, last seen in The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, has been tapped to star in Marc Cherry's new musical show Hallelujah. The former Law & Order star is the first actor locked into the new ABC show, which is about the fictional town of Hallelujah, Tennessee, torn apart by the forces of good and evil. There's a Greek-chorus-style church choir and a mysterious stranger, and no doubt, a cast of quirky but lovable characters with dark secrets. We're thinking a Southern Gothic Glee. You know, typical. [HR]

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