The Book of Mormon extends to October 2016

Olivier Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon extends to October 2016.

The Book of Mormon

The Olivier and Tony Award winning Best New Musical The Book Of Mormon has extended its booking period to 15 October 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London's West End.

The show originally opened on 21 March 2013, following previews from 25 February to mainly positive reviews from the popular press, with many praising its original concept and polished production: "Cleverly written...enormously enjoyable" (; "Decadent and self-indulgent musical" (Telegraph); "mildly amusing" (Guardian); "Loved it" (Independent).

The musical currently stars KJ Hippensteel (Elder Price), Brian Sears (Elder Cunningham), Stephen Ashfield (Elder McKinley), Richard Lloyd-King as (Mafala Hatimbi) and Asmeret Ghebremichael (Nabulungi).

The Book Of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get - Uganda. As they attempt to bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to a community ravaged by War Lords and disease, the pair find their friendship and faith tested by the extreme situations they find themselves in.

The musical is written by the team behind 'South Park' and has book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It is directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, choreography by Casey Nicholaw, costumes by Ann Roth, sound by Brian Ronan. It is produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.

The Book Of Mormon was nominated for six Olivier Awards, taking home four including the awards best Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel) and Best New Musical.

The musical continues to play to capacity houses on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it originally opened on 24 March 2011. The show won nine Tony Awards including the award for Best New Musical, and the cast recording became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over forty years, winning the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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