The added matinee performance raised over $200,000 for the Actors Fund in both ticket sales and private donations from patrons.
Gavin Creel ( Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary Poppins) stars in The Book of Mormon as the straitlaced, apple-cheeked Elder Price, who dreams of an assignment in Orlando, opposite Broadway cast member Jared Gertner as his "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"-loving missionary pal, Elder Cunningham.
The Book of Mormon plays the Pantages Theatre at 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Here's a look at Bening and the cast:
"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.