The Book of Mormon to offer free fan performance on July 1st

Music News | By on May 10th, 2011

I’m not normally a musical fan but I really want to see The Book of Mormon. Ever since I heard Matt and Trey from South Park were doing a musical, that has peaked my interest in seeing this. Last time a Broadway musical has peaked my interest, it was Spamalot. Actually, that was the last Broadway musical/play I’ve seen. You can listen to the musical in its entirety at NPR this week here. Fans can also win a free performance of the popular, Tony-nominated musical on Friday July 1st at 2pm EST. The press release is below:

THE BOOK OF MORMON will present a free fan performance on Friday, July 1 at 2:00 PM. The entire theatre will be offered to entrants of the BOOK OF MORMON lottery, giving fans a chance to win a free pair of tickets for the performance.

All lottery entries, whether win or lose, will count as one entry in the sweepstakes toward winning tickets for the free performance. If you have multiple lottery entries, they will count multiple times toward winning free tickets for the performance. You can also “check in” to The Book of Mormon on Foursquare and Facebook at the theater during the lottery for an extra entry.

Winners will be selected on or around Monday, June 13. All winners will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the performance via email and will be asked to confirm their attendance. Detailed check-in information will be sent via email.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The world premiere musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, 12 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON stars Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O’Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Lewis Cleale, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production also features Graham Bowen, Ta’Rea Campbell, Jared Gertner, Tyson Jennette, Valisia LeKae, Douglas Lyons, and Nick Spangler.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, digitally on Tuesday, May 17 and physically on Tuesday, June 7.

Tickets are available at Telecharge.com, by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Eugene O’Neill box office (230 West 49th Street).

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