The Book of Mormon Plans West End Premiere; London Website Launched, Tickets to Go on Sale in September
08 Jun 2012
The nine-time Tony-winning hit The Book of Mormon is getting ready to transfer to the West End. The website for the London production has been launched, with a sign-up form for priority booking details. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public Sept. 13.
The acclaimed Broadway musical will begin performances Feb. 25, 2013, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, prior to an official opening planned for around March 21.
Trey Parker, co-creator of the show with Matt Stone, told the Daily Mail, "We've always considered ourselves to have a British sense of humor!," in the report, stating that three of the show's songs were written in London. Referencing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon, London co-producer Sonia Friedman commented, "It's not unhelpful that he's running for President."
Lead New York producer Scott Rudin, who is partnering on the show in London, comments that the production isn't seeking to cast stars. "What we found in New York is that Trey and Matt are the stars. It's their first musical and they’re two guys who have a well-loved body of work." (Robert Lopez shares the show's writing credit.)
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.