As it prepares for its Australian premiere this Saturday night, The Book of Mormon has today announced a ticket lottery – in which a limited number of tickets will be sold by ballot for $40 each on the day of the performance.
The show’s ticket lottery policy began with the Broadway production, and has continued for all subsequent productions, which include two US National Tours and London’s West End. The Book of Mormon is currently in previews at the Princess Theatre.
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery, beginning on Tuesday 7 February. Entries will be accepted only at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a form that is provided.
Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $40 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and one or two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.
The Book of Mormon has already broken the house record for the highest selling on sale period of any production in the Princess Theatre’s 159-year history. It is the 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 cast is led by Ryan Bondy as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham, direct from playing these roles on Broadway, in the West End and across America. They are joined by Zahra Newman as Nabulungi, Bert LaBonté as Mafala and Rowan Witt as Elder McKinley.
Other cast includes Daniel Assetta, Blake Bowden (Elder Price Standby), Andrew Broadbent (Price’s Dad/ Joseph Smith/ Mission President), Camille Eanga–Selenge, Donell James Foreman, Eddie Grey, Phyre Hawkins, Antwaun Holley, Matt Holly, Todd Jacobsson, Jay James-Moody (Elder Cunningham Standby), Justin Lonesome, Mitchell Mahony, Loredo Malcolm, Joshua Mulheran, Morgan Palmer, Elenoa Rokobaro, Joshua Russell, Ryan Sheppard, CoCo Smith, Timothy Springs, Cessalee Stovall, Augustin Aziz Tchantcho (General), Teddy Trice, Brinie Wallace and Jamaal Wilson.
Since its world premiere in March 2011 at The Eugene O’Neill Theater, The Book of Mormon has played 253 consecutive weeks at more than 100% capacity on Broadway, 170 weeks at more than 100% capacity at theatres around the US, and sold out every single one of its 1225 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.
The Book of Mormon will receive its Australian premiere at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, this Saturday 4 February. For more information, visit: www.bookofmormonmusical.com.au for details.
Image: Phyre Hawkins as Mrs Brown, Ryan Bondy as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham star in the Australian production of The Book of Mormon – photo by Jeff Busby