Cleale, Campbell and Jennette Join Cast of New Broadway Musical Book of Mormon

News   Cleale, Campbell and Jennette Join Cast of New Broadway Musical Book of Mormon Additional casting for The Book of Mormon, from the creators of "South Park" and a co-creator of Avenue Q, has been announced.

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Lewis Cleale, Ta'rea Campbell and Tyson Jennette have joined the company, according to a season announcement from the show's spokesperson.

The new musical comedy, which will begin previews Feb. 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, will officially open on Broadway March 24. The cast will be headed by the previously reported Josh Gad ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and Andrew Rannells (Jersey Boys) as, respectively, Elders Cunningham and Price, "a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get," according to press notes.

Also featured will be Nikki M. James (All Shook Up) as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts (Grey Gardens) as Mafala Hatimbi with Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. 

Mormon was penned by "South Park" co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Avenue Q Tony winner Robert Lopez. Parker will co-direct the production with The Drowsy Chaperone's Casey Nicholaw, who is also choreographing.

Lead producers are Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino; the latter is the executive producer of "South Park."

The production will also feature designs by Scott Pask (sets), Ann Roth (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Brian Ronan (sound). Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman; music supervision is by Stephen Oremus.  

For more information visit www.BookOfMormonBroadway.com.

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