The Book of Mormon Will Play Five-Week San Francisco Engagement
15 Feb 2012
San Francisco audiences will receive a visit from the well-dressed boys of the nine-time Tony Award-winning hit The Book of Mormon, which will play the Curran Theatre this November.
Complete dates of production have not been announced, but The Book of Mormon will be the first production of the SHN 2012-2013 season; it will play a five-week San Francisco engagement. Subscriptions are currently on sale here.
The Broadway musical about a pair of Mormon missionaries who get shipped off to Uganda launches its U.S. tour Aug. 14-Sept. 2 in Denver, CO. The premiere engagement sold-out within five hours. Also announced is a Sept. 5-Nov. 25 run at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre.
Previously announced tour stops also include the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines (Jan. 24-Feb. 3, 2013) and the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis (Feb. 5-17, 2013). Mirvish Productions will bring The Book of Mormon to Toronto in May-June 2013.
A separate Chicago production will play Dec. 11, 2012-March 3, 2013, at the Bank of America Theatre. Group tickets are now on sale for the Chicago engagement.
Emmy-winning "South Park" creators-writers Matt Parker and Trey 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.
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.
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.