By Adam Hetrick
02 Apr 2014
Following the Broadway premiere and launch of its first national tour in August 2012, a sit-down production of The Book of Mormon opened at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in December 2012. When it ended its Chicago run in October 2013, the production hit the road as the second national tour.
Producers have announced that The Book of Mormon will return to the Bank of America Theatre Feb. 24-May 17, 2015. Group tickets are now on sale. An on-sale date for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.
"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Academy Award and Tony-winning Avenue Q and "Frozen" songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, 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 and repeat their duties for the tour.
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).