Actors Fund Postpones Aug. 28 Performance of Book of Mormon

News   Actors Fund Postpones Aug. 28 Performance of Book of Mormon The Actors Fund has postponed the Aug. 28 evening performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon due to anticipated dangerous weather conditions related to Hurricane Irene.

Andrew Rannells
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The 8 PM performance at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, which was offered in addition to the still-scheduled 3 PM matinee, will be rescheduled for a later date according to representatives at the Fund.

As previously reported, the Broadway League confirmed as of Friday morning that Broadway performances will still go on throughout the weekend, though updates based on weather conditions are expected. Playbill.com will keep readers posted.

"The special performance of The Book of Mormon, originally scheduled for on Sunday, August 28 at 8 PM, has been postponed out of concern for the safety of theatre patrons due to Hurricane Irene. A new date for the sold-out benefit performance has not been scheduled," the Fund said in a statement.

The Actors Fund announced today that the Special Performance of “The Book of Mormon,” originally scheduled for on Sunday, August 28 at 8 pm, has been postponed out of concern for the safety of theatre patrons due to Hurricane Irene. A new date for the sold-out benefit performance has not been scheduled.

"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical. Josh Gad ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and Andrew Rannells (Jersey Boys) star as an unlikely pair of Mormon missionaries who venture from Salt Lake City to AIDS-ravaged Uganda in the hopes of converting villagers with the story of Joseph Smith and the founding of the Mormon Church. The problem is: Only one of them has actually read the book.

The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Direction (Parker and co-director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw), Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt).

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