The Mormons are Coming!
New Tickets Released for the Australian Premiere of Book of Mormons
Cast Finally Announced
The world-acclaimed satirical musical had already broken box office records for Melbourne’s Princess Theatre a year out from the show’s premiere in January 2017, and now due to unprecedented demand, new seats for The Book of Mormon are being released. Bookings for the award-winning musical have now been extended to 30 April 2017 at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
The Book of Mormon is famously co-created by the minds behind TV’s South Park – Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The play follows two young Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints missionaries who travel to Uganda in an attmept to preach their American religion. The seriosuly clever religious satire is being produced in Australia by John Frost, Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Important Musicals. It has won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
The cast for the much-anticipated Australian production is led by Ryan Bondy as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham, direct from playing the roles on Broadway, in the West End and across America. They are joined by Zahra Newman as Nabalungi (Miss Julie, The Mountaintop), Bert LaBonté as Mafala (Richard III, Pippin) and Rowan Witt as Elder McKinley (Into the Woods, South Pacific).
Other cast includes Daniel Assetta, Blake Bowden (Elder Price Standby), Andrew Broadbent (Price’s Dad/ Joseph Smith/ Mission President), Camille Eanga–Selenge, Donell James Foreman, Eddie Grey, Phyre Hawkins, Antwaun Holley, Matt Holly, Todd Jacobsson, Jay James-Moody (Elder Cunningham Standby), Justin Lonesome, Mitchel Mahony, Loredo Malcolm, Joshua Mulheran, Morgan Palmer, Elenoa Rokobaro, Joshua Russell, Ryan Sheppard, CoCo Smith, Timothy Springs, Cessalee Stovall, Augustin Aziz Tchantcho (General), Teddy Trice, Brinie Wallace and Jamaal Wilson.
Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theater, The Book of Mormon has played 253 consecutive weeks at more than 100 per cent capacity on Broadway, 170 weeks at more than 100 per cent capacity at theatres around the US, and sold out every single one of its 1225 performances thus far in London’s West End.
The London production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. The Book of Mormon smashed box office records for the highest single day of sales in West End history. It has broken the house record at the Eugene O’Neill Theater more than 50 times and set 90 house records at 47 theatres around the US. In Australia it has already broken the house record for the highest selling on sale period of any production in the Princess Theatre’s 159-year history.
Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Co-directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
CFor full detials of cast and creative visit the website: BookOfMormonMusical.com.au