The Book of Mormon National Tour to Play Three-Month Run in LA

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The national tour of the Tony-winning hit The Book of Mormon will ring doorbells in Los Angeles for a limited 12-week engagement following its late summer 2012 launch in Denver.

Andrew Rannells
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The Book of Mormon will open the 2012-2013 season at the Pantages Theatre Sept. 5-Nov. 25, 2012. As previously reported, it will first launch Aug. 14-Sept. 2, 2012, at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Additional dates for the tour have not been announced.

In September producers announced a separate production of The Book of Mormon would play a 12-week Chicago engagement at the Bank of America Theatre. It will play Chicago Dec. 1, 2012-March 2, 2013, according to the Bank of America Theatre website.

"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.

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Josh Gad ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and Andrew Rannells (Jersey Boys) star in the Broadway production as an unlikely pair of Mormon missionaries who venture from Salt Lake City to AIDS-ravaged Uganda in the hopes of converting villagers with the story of Joseph Smith and the founding of the Mormon Church. The problem is: Only one of them has actually read the book.

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).

An on-sale ticket date for the Los Angeles run has not been announced.


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