By Adam Hetrick
06 Feb 2012
The nine-time Tony-winning musical about a pair of Mormon missionaries who get shipped off to Uganda, will launch its U.S. tour Aug. 14-Sept. 2 in Denver, CO. The premiere engagement sold-out within five hours. Also announced is a Sept. 5-Nov. 25 run at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre.
Additional tour stops include the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines (Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 2013) and the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis (Feb. 5-17, 2013). Mirvish Productions will bring The Book of Mormon to Toronto in May-June 2013.
A separate Chicago production will play Dec. 11, 2012-March 3, 2013, at the Bank of America Theatre. Group tickets are now on sale for the Chicago engagement.
Emmy-winning "South Park" creators-writers Parker and Stone and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Lopez collaborated on the script and score to The Book of Mormon, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened to critical acclaim March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Both earned Tony Awards for their work.