- Posted By: sfinch on: Wed, 20th Mar 2013 at 3:17pm
Acclaimed musical The Book of Mormon, which officially opens tomorrow (21 March) and was originally taking bookings until the end of August, has extended its run until 11 January 2014.
The Book of Mormon is the brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. It won 9 Tony Awards in 2011, and received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, after becoming the biggest selling cast album for 40 years.
Gavin Creel (pictured) and Jared Gertner (pictured) who play Elder Price and Elder Cunnigham respectively lead the cast alongside Alexia Khadime as Nabulungi, Giles Terera as Mafala Hatimbi, Chris Jarman as General and Stephen Ashfield as Moroni / Elder McKinley.
The Prince Of Wales Theatre is fast becoming a celebrity hot spot, stars that attended the Red Nose Day Gala Special of Mormon there include Michael McIntyre, James Corden, Tim Minchin, Simon Pegg, Jack Dee, and Rob Brydon. The Prime Minister attended last Friday.
The Book of Mormon tells the story of two earnest young Mormon missionaries, Elder Kevin Price and Elder Arnold Cunningham. Dispatched to small-town Uganda to spread the word of the Latter Day Saints, they’re smacked in the face by culture shock and wind up in a showdown with a tyrannical warlord.