The Book of Mormon Will Play Las Vegas in 2014
By Adam Hetrick
The Tony Award-winning hit The Book of Mormon will play a summer 2014 engagement at the newly opened Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas engagement is the first announcement of a 2014 booking for the hit musical that is currently playing sit-down runs on Broadway and in Chicago, as well as a national tour now in San Francisco. A London production will begin Feb. 15, 2013, at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Exact dates and length of the Las Vegas engagement have not been announced.
"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 2011 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).
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