The Daily Mail Newspaper have today revealed that THE BOOK OF MORMON which was previously thought to open in the autumn of 2012 is now preparing to open early in the new year 2013. Baz Bamigboye reports in his TV and Showbiz column that the show will open on 21 March at the Prince of Wales Theatre, after the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! ends its run at the theatre September 1st, transferring across town to the Novello Theatre on the Aldwych. Previews will begin on 25 February.
Many eager Brits have travelled to New York especially to see the show, which is currently playing to capacity houses at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. A limited number of tickets for preview performances are currently available before tickets officially go on sale 1 September, 2012. The show won a record breaking 14 Tony Award nominations, winning in 9 categories including Best Musical.
The show’s creators, South Parks’ Trey Parker and Matt Stone are excited about a future in London’s West End, along with Robert Lopez whose previous musical Avenue Q was a hit at the Noel Coward, Gielgud and the Wyndham’s Theatre.
No further casting rumours have begun to circulate, but many fans hope that original stars of the show will come to London to begin the next stage of their Mormon journey…make sure to check back here for up to date information!