Broadway In Chicago Announces THE BOOK OF MORMON Returning For Summer 2016
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns for a seven-week limited engagement, June 28 – August 14, 2016, at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). THE BOOK OF MORMON holds the record for the largest weekly gross in history of the Bank of America Theatre and played to over 100% capacity during its 2012 and 2015 engagements.
Tickets are on sale now for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Single ticket information will be announced at a later date. Cast members from THE BOOK OF MORMON will make a surprise appearance and performance to announce the show’s return at Broadway In Chicago’s Summer Concert tonight, Monday, August 17, 2015, at 6:15 p.m., at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St).
The national tours of THE BOOK OF MORMON have broken 81 house records in 44 venues across the country. At Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, THE BOOK OF MORMON has broken the house record 50 times.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.