Published on February 12th, 2016 | by admin
MORMON BREAKS BOX-OFFICE RECORDS
Less than a week after the Australian production of The Book of Mormon went on sale to the general public it has already entered the record books.
The Tony®, Olivier®, and Grammy® award-winning musical has broken the house record at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre for the highest selling on sale period of any production in the theatre’s 159-year history.
Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez, Melbourne performances begin on 18 January 2017. Tickets officially went on sale to the general public at 9am Monday.
The Australian season follows successful missions overseas where The Book of Mormon has played 253 consecutive weeks at more than 100% capacity on Broadway, 170 weeks at more than 100% capacity at theatres around the US, and sold out every single one of its 1228 performances thus far in London’s West End.
“The best musical of this century.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, the Grammy® for Best Musical Theatre album and four Olivier Awards® including Best New Musical, The Book of Mormon is about to celebrate five years on Broadway and three years in London.
The show has set house records at 47 theaters around the US and broken the house record at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theater more than 50 times. The London production broke box office records for the highest single day of sales in West End history.
Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
Tickets are available from BookOfMormonMusical.com.au.