By Adam Hetrick
05 Jan 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
James has been with The Book of Mormon since the musical's March 2011 Broadway premiere, earning a Tony Award for her performance. The actress tweeted that Jan. 5 would be her final performance at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
James will take on the role of Eponine in the Broadway return of Les Misérables, which begins performances March 1 at the Imperial Theatre.
Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened to critical acclaim March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
The Book of Mormon has set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Oremus.
The Book of Mormon also picked up Tony Awards for Best Direction (Parker and co-director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw), 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).