By Andrew Gans
07 May 2011
The entire theatre will be offered to entrants of the Mormon lottery, giving fans a chance to win a free pair of tickets for the performance.
Because the ticket lottery has attracted 300-400 people per performance, the producers, cast and creative team have agreed to offer a free ninth performance for the fans who have been lining up to see the production.
"We’ve seen so many people lining up for the lottery night after night,” said co-creator Trey Parker in a statement. “For any fans who have been turned away, whether once or several times, we wanted to offer this free performance to give everyone a chance to see the show and to say thank you for your support of our work.”
"All lottery entries, whether win or lose, will count as one entry in the sweepstakes toward winning tickets for the free performance," according to the May 7 press release. "If you have multiple lottery entries, they will count multiple times toward winning free tickets for the performance. A Foursquare check-in through the quick response (QR) code in front of the theatre will also count toward an additional entry."
Winners will be selected on or around June 13. All winners will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the performance via email and will be asked to confirm their attendance. Detailed check-in information will be sent via email. Additional details will be available at www.bookofmormonbroadway.com and at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.
The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
The production stars Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O’Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi with Lewis Cleale, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production also features Graham Bowen, Ta’Rea Campbell, Jared Gertner, Tyson Jennette and Nick Spangler.