When the Broadway production of the Tony-winning The Book of Mormon plays its 3,183rd performance November 2, it will become the longest-running production in the history of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
The previous record holder was the original production of Tobacco Road, which spent most of its 3,182-performance run at the Forrest Theatre (now the O’Neill).
The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway March 24, 2011, and went on to win nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.
The tour of the hit musical, which launched in 2012, has played 2,337 performances across North America, while the London production, which opened in March 2013, won four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.
The musical also has set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.