By Adam Hetrick
11 Oct 2012
Held at the theatre box office two-and-a-half hours prior to each performance, individuals may enter to win one or two tickets to the Tony-winning musical. The winning names will be drawn two hours before curtain. The $25 tickets are cash-only and may be anywhere in the theatre.
The Broadway production of The Book of Mormon draws large crowds outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre for its ticket lottery.
Tony nominee Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner co-star in the tour of the Tony-winning hit that launched its U.S. tour in Denver, CO, last August. "South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to The Book of Mormon, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical. The big-hearted, irreverent and profane musical traces the journey of two mismatched missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who take the trip of a lifetime.
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 and repeat their duties for the tour. The production played a sold-out run in Colorado through Sept. 2. The musical will play a Denver return engagement in October 2013.
A separate Chicago production of The Book of Mormon will begin previews at the Bank of America Theatre Dec. 11.
Current tour dates follow:
Los Angeles, CA (Now through Nov. 25 at the Pantages Theatre)
San Francisco, CA (Nov. 27-Dec. 30 at the Curran Theatre)
Portland, OR (Jan. 1-6, 2013, at the Keller Auditorium)
Seattle, WA (Jan. 8-20, 2013, at the Paramount)
Des Moines, IA (Jan. 24-Feb. 24, 2013, at the Civic Center of Des Moines)
Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 5-17, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre)
St. Louis, MO (Feb. 19-March 3, 2013, at the Fox Theatre)
Rochester, NY (March 5-10, 2013, at the Auditorium Theatre)
Detroit, MI (March 12-24, 2013, at the Fisher Theatre)
Pittsburgh, PA (March 26-April 7, 2013, at the Benedum Center)
Boston, MA (April 9-28, 2013, at the Boston Opera House)
Toronto, ON (April 30-June 9, 2013)
Buffalo, NY (June 11-16, 2013, at the Shea's PAC)
Cleveland, OH (June 18-July 7, 2013, at the Palace Theatre)
Washington, DC (July 9-Aug. 18, 2013, at the Kennedy Center)
The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt).
Here's Playbill Video's interview with the Book of Mormon authors: