Chicago Production of The Book of Mormon to Feature Nic Rouleau, Ben Platt and Stephanie Umoh
By Adam Hetrick
Nic Rouleau will depart the Broadway company of The Book of Mormon to co-star as Elder Price opposite Ben Platt as Elder Cunningham in the second national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit, which will begin performances Dec. 11 at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago.
The Chicago production, which marks the third staging of The Book of Mormon to open in the U.S., is currently set to play through June 2, 2013. All performances through March 3, 2013, are currently sold-out.
"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 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 principal cast will also include Stephanie Umoh as Nabulungi, Jackson Evans as Elder McKinley and James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi.
Completing the company are Christopher Shyer, David Aron Damane, J. Casey Barrett, Tallia Brinson, Patrice Covington, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Jake Emmerling, Mike Evariste, Donell James Foreman, Bradley Gale, Eric Giancola, Darius Harper, Eric Huffman, Corey Hummerston, Eric Jackson, Emily Jenda, Nick Laughlin, J. Paris Alexander Nesbitt, Monica Patton, John Pinto Jr., Jon-Michael Reese, Travis Robertson, Cessalee Stovall, Hardy Weaver, Rob Colletti and Stephen Mark Lukas.
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 Stephen Oremus.
Tickets range from $45-$115. A daily $20 ticket lottery will be offered two-and-a-half hours prior to each performance. Visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
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