Notching up 816 Australian performances since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2017 for a one year run, The Book of Mormon then moved to the Sydney Lyric Theatre from February 2018 where it played for a further year. It is set to open in Brisbane next week, before opening in Adelaide in June.
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.
Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, where it won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has been performed on three continents and won over thirty international awards. At the 2017 Helpmann Awards, The Book of Mormon was crowned winner of the coveted Best Musical award, while Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw were awarded Best Direction of a Musical.
Following seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, The Book of Mormon will play Perth’s Crown Theatre from 3 September for a limited season. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 12 March 2019. For more information, visit: www.bookofmormonmusical.com.au for details.
Image: Blake Bowden (centre), Nyk Bielak (far right) and ensemble in The Book of Mormon – photo by Jeff Busby