Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

'The Book of Mormon' Coming to Louisville

The national tour of the hit musical "The Book of Mormon" will be part of next season’s Broadway in Louisville series. Broadway in Louisville won’t announce their 2013-2014 season until March, but a limited engagement of “The Book of Mormon” will be on the slate. 

"Louisville is a savvy theater town and they know what's hot in New York," says Broadway Across America Midwest president Leslie Broecker. "We've been getting requests for the show since it opened on Broadway. We've also gotten many requests to help acquire tickets in New York."

“The Book of Mormon” is a comedy about two Mormon missionaries who attempt to reconcile their faith and evangelism with the realities of the Ugandan village where they are assigned. The religious satire is the brainchild of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, c0-creator of another irreverent musical, the long-running puppet spoof “Avenue Q.” 

Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the show "the best musical of this century." It won nine Tony Awards last year, including best musical, book and score. It was the fifth-highest grossing Broadway show in 2011, and the New York production remains in the top five grossing shows by week this year, continuing to break house records at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

Broecker says the best way to reserve tickets now for “The Book of Mormon” is to subscribe to the 2012-13 season of the Broadway series, which kicks off in October with “Beauty and the Beast.” Subscribers to this season will automatically reserve their seats for the 2013-2014 season, including “The Book of Mormon,” when they renew. After renewing subscribers' tickets are secured, new subscribers for the 2013-2014 season will be able to reserve tickets, then group sales and finally, single tickets will go on sale to the public.