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New National Tour of Tony-Winning The Book of Mormon Launches September 23

National Tour News New National Tour of Tony-Winning The Book of Mormon Launches September 23

The non-Equity production begins in Utica, New York.

A new, non-Equity national tour of The Book of Mormon, the 2011 Tony winner for Best Musical, begins previews September 23 at The Stanley in Utica, New York, prior to an official opening September 29 at the Hershey Theatre in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The tour will subsequently visit more than 50 cities across the U.S., including 29 where the show has never played before. For the current itinerary, visit TheBookofMormonTour.com.

The cast is led by Sam McLellan as Elder Price, Sam Nackman as Elder Cunningham, Berlande as Nabulungi, Sean Casey Flanagan as Elder McKinley, Lamont J. Whitaker as Mafala Hatimbi, Trevor Dorner as Missionary Training Center Voice/Price’s Dad/Joseph Smith/Mission President, and Dewight Braxton Jr. as General.

The ensemble features Kemari Bryant, Gideon Chickos, Jarius Miquel Cliett, Tamara Daly, Matthew Dant, Craig Franke, Vance Klassen, William J. Lassiter, Evan Lennon, Joey Myers, Rachel Parker, Justin Phillips, Trinity Posey, Nadia Ra’shaun, and Kyle Segar. Swings for the tour include Bernie Baldassaro, India Boone, Aaron Brown, Justin Forward, Eliah B. Johnson, Joshua Keen, Connor Olney, and Thomas Ed Purvis.

The Book of Mormon features a book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. The Broadway production is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

The tour is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner based on the original Broadway direction and choreography. Set design is by three-time Tony winner Scott Pask with costume design by Tony winner Ann Roth, lighting design by five-time Tony winner Brian MacDevitt, sound design by two-time Tony winner Brian Ronan, and hair design by Josh Marquette. Orchestrations are by Tony winner Larry Hochman and two-time Tony winner Stephen Oremus. Music supervision and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. Casting is by Carrie Gardner.

The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway March 24, 2011. In addition to nine Tony Awards, the production won five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical; the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; the Drama League Award for Best Musical; and four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical. 

NETworks Presentations produces the tour.

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