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Critics Praise Smash Hit The Book of Mormon, Now on Its First National Tour

September 6th, 2012 | By Staff

The Book of Mormon conquered Broadway with sold-out crowds and a whopping nine Tony Awards. Now the hilarious new musical is out to convert the rest of the country. The national tour of The Book of Mormon, which Entertainment Weekly called “the funniest musical of all time,” premiered in Denver in August 2012 and is scheduled to play such cities as Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville.

The Book of Mormon, which is by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, was called “the best musical of this century,” by The New York Times. The show follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganada, who soon discover that their training did not quite prepare them for the world outside of Salt Lake City. As Vogue described it, The Book of Mormon features “jaw-dropping obscenity, hair-raising blasphemy, irresistible good cheer and the sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year.”

The Broadway production opened on March 24, 2011 and was quickly hailed by NPR as “the best musical of the 21st century.” The show won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Director. Time described it as a “buoyant, old-fashioned Broadway song-and-dance show” and the original Broadway cast recording nabbed a Grammy Award in 2012 for Best Musical Theater Album.

The national tour stars Broadway vet Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hair) and Jared Gertner (direct from the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon). The musical is directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, who also serves as choreographer. The Book of Mormon features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Don’t miss your chance to see the show that Rolling Stone said will “keep audiences in shock and awe for years.” Get your tickets to see the tour of The Book of Mormon today!


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