West End's The Book of Mormon Sets Record For Biggest Single Day of Sales in West End and Broadway History
24 Mar 2013
On Friday, March 22, the day after its official opening night, the West End production of The Book of Mormon set a record for the biggest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history.
With booking newly extended to Jan. 11, 2014, and an additional 150,000 tickets put on sale, £2,107,972 ($3,210,019) was taken in ticket sales at the Prince of Wales Theatre. A new regular top price ticket high was established of £72.50 (excluding a compulsory £1 restoration fee) for bookings from July 1, while premium prices were hiked to £125 with immediate effect (from £95 pre-opening). These are the highest of any show in the West End.
In a press statement, Cameron Mackintosh, owner of the Prince of Wales Theatre, commented, "After a phenomenal opening night I am delighted to see a phenomenal record-breaking post opening box office of over £2 m. The Mormons have truly delivered a Heavenly hit!"
On Broadway, The Book of Mormon has broken the Eugene O’Neill Theatre’s house record 44 times; while the U.S. national tour also regularly breaks house records across America.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 4825110 or visit www.bookofmormonlondon.com for more details.
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