‘Book of Mormon’ now set for Brisbane return
The Book of Mormon has just announced that due to unprecedented demand the hit production will return to Brisbane next year. Currently playing to sold-out houses at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, the hit musical, written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, will return from January 3, 2020 for a strictly limited season. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 25.
The Book of Mormon has notched up 823 Australian performances since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2017 for a one-year run, before moving to the Sydney Lyric Theatre from February 2018 where it played for a further year.
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 set a record for the highest grossing on-sale of any musical theatre production in Sydney’s history with more than 45,000 tickets sold by the end of the first day of public sales, and is the highest grossing musical in the Princess Theatre’s 159-year history in Melbourne.
At the 2017 Helpmann Awards, The Book of Mormon was crowned winner of the coveted Best Musical Award, while Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw (who also created the choreography) were awarded Best Direction of a Musical.
Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, where it won the nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon has been performed on three continents and won over 30 international awards. The musical has smashed long-standing box office records in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and cities across the U.S.
The London production opened in February 2013, winning the four Olivier Awards, and breaking the record for the highest single day of sales in West End history. It has sold-out every one of its 2,514 performances to date at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Ben Brantley of The New York Times dubbed it “the best musical of this century.”
The Book of Mormon is produced in Australia by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and John Frost. Tickets are available now at BookOfMormonMusical.com.au.
Photo: Joel Granger and Mormon Ensemble in The Book of Mormon. Photo by Jeff Busby.