Broadway and West End smash The Book of Mormon extends London 2013 run again
The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Park will continue until August 2013. Tickets on sale now
We predicted that these tickets would be among the hottest of 2013 and the majority of the initial run had sold out within days of going on sale last year. With all the hullabaloo about the show's sensitive subject-matters and the spicy dialogue, the show's notoriety has led it to be extended for a second time into late summer.
Expect even brisker ticket sales for this next batch, which starts from 29th July until 24th August with prices that range from £37.50 to £67.50 plus fees.
The musical from Trey Parker, Matt Stone and composer Robert Lopez, is a commercial gamble when compared to the Prince of Wales' previous occupant, Mamma Mia!. Despite its potentially explosive ingredients of religion, race and the team which had Eric Cartman (voiced by Parker) singing about abortion and rejoicing in homophobia, The Book of Mormon has been an absolutely huge hit on Broadway, selling out every performance at the Eugene O'Neill theatre and attracting fans from all over the world, including the UK. And it's no wonder, given that the musical has won nine Tony Awards (from 14 nominations) including Best Musical and also picked up a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
The show itself focuses on two Mormon missionaries who visit Uganda, hoping to spread the word about Mormonism and instead find a population reluctant to embrace religion when faced with the daily threats of war, famine, AIDS and poverty. The score colourfully highlights the pertinent issues in Parker and Stone's typically satirical tone, with numbers including 'Spooky Mormon Health Dream', 'I Am Here For You', 'I Am Africa' and 'You and Me (But Mostly Me)'. It's all over the news, culture blogs and media commentaries as we speak.
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