The Mormons are coming to Sydney!

Book of Mormon Ryan Bondy, Nyk Bielak and Company - photo by Jeff Busby AAR Sydney announcementCurrently playing to sellout audiences in Melbourne, The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, is coming to Sydney in 2018.

The Tony, Olivier, Grammy and Helpmann award-winning show will begin performances at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 28 February 2018. The Australian production of The Book of Mormon has notched up over 250 performances since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre earlier this year, with every performance sold out.

Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and four Olivier Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon broke the house record for the highest selling on-sale period of any production in the Princess Theatre’s 159-year history. 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.

Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theater, The Book of Mormon has played 335 consecutive weeks at more than 100% capacity on Broadway (standing room adds additional capacity), 170 weeks at more than 100% capacity at theatres around the US, and sold out every single one of its 1,888 performances thus far in London’s West End.

The London production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. The Book of Mormon smashed box office records for the highest single day of sales in West End history. It has broken the house record at the Eugene O’Neill Theater more than 50 times and set 90 house records at 47 theatres around the US.

Book, Music and Lyrics are by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Co-directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon has choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.

The ticket waitlist is now open. Sign up to receive priority-booking information for your chance to see The Book of Mormon first in Sydney, before tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5 September 2017. For more information, visit: www.bookofmormonmusical.com.au for details.

Image: Ryan Bondy (centre) as Elder Price, and Nyk Bielak (far right) as Elder Cunningham and Company in the Australian production of The Book of Mormon – photo by Jeff Busby

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