Counterfeit Tickets Sold for Broadway's The Book of Mormon

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Theatregoers hoping to see The Book of Mormon — the hottest-selling new Broadway musical of the year — have been arriving at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre with fraudulent tickets in recent weeks, the New York Times is reporting.

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Representatives for the production confirmed to Playbill.com that patrons have arrived with counterfeit tickets purchased on Craigslist. One group of eight arrived recently with tickets discovered to be invalid when scanned by a ticket-taker.

Jujamcyn, which owns and operates the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, is taking measures to prevent further ticket fraud. The Book of Mormon company manager Adam Miller told the Times it appeared that the counterfeit tickets were copied from one single ticket. The NYPD is investigating the crime.

The Book of Mormon opened to rave reviews March 24. It is authored by Emmy Award-winning "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q Tony Award winner Robert Lopez.

Tickets (the real deal) are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge. The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located at 230 West 49th Street.

Here's Playbill.com's interview with the Book of Mormon authors:

 

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