BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE BOOK OF MORMON

By Jonathan Spindel

The Book of Mormon Company.  The Book of Mormon.  (c) Joan Marcus 2015
The Book of Mormon Company. The Book of Mormon. (c) Joan Marcus 2015

“The best musical of this century. It’s Heaven on Broadway!” says Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a record-breaking run in 2013 returns to Austin December 8-13 at Bass Concert Hall, presented by Broadway in Austin and we can’t wait.

Featuring a book, music and lyrics created by legendary creatives Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon musical sensation took the world by storm and won nine Tony Awards in its first run. Now is your chance to see it again, so don’t miss it! You may know Trey Parker and Matt Stone as creators of the outrageous animated TV show South Park, and Robert Lopez as the co-creator of the hit musical comedy Avenue Q. Casey Nicholaw choreographer, also worked on Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Drowsy Chaperone.

The Book of Mormon Company.  The Book of Mormon.  Credit Joan Marcus
The Book of Mormon Company. The Book of Mormon. Credit Joan Marcus

Guaranteed to be hilariously entertaining, and surely the subject of many conversations to come, The Book of Mormon is full of funny, touching, and surprisingly delicate moments.

Honored by myriad awards, The Book of Mormon took home the Tony Awards for 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. It 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.

Tickets are available by visiting BroadwayInAustin.com or at the Bass Concert Hall box office, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, or by calling 512.477-6060.