[…] In the past, some speculated “The Book of Mormon” wouldn’t play Salt Lake City until there was a larger venue available or the demand had played out in bigger cities. A spokesman for the tour wouldn’t take questions about the timing of the Utah run, instead deferring to local presenters.
When questioned, the company offered this statement: “We are particularly excited about this show and feel fortunate to have it appear in Salt Lake City,” said CEO Lee Marshall, underscoring the group’s mission to bring new shows to local audiences.
At the news of the local run, Jessica Moody, of the LDS Church, offered the faith’s standard response to the musical’s content: “The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s live forever by bringing them closer to Christ.”
Moody said there weren’t yet any specific plans for an advertising campaign to coincide with the musical’s hometown dates, to play just blocks from the church’s headquarters and its iconic Salt Lake Temple.
SALT LAKE CITY — The smash Broadway musical “Book of Mormon” will play in the heart of the Mormon faith next year, FOX 13 News has learned.
Season ticket holders to Broadway Across America were notified Friday that “Book of Mormon” will play at the Capitol Theatre for a limited two week engagement from July 28-August 9, 2015.
The new leading lady in the national tour of Broadway’s “The Book of Mormon” is 2012 Arizona State University grad Alexandra Ncube.
Landing the role in one of the most popular and controversial musicals in recent history is a huge break for the 23-year-old Arizona native, who made her professional acting debut in the ensemble of Phoenix Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” just weeks after graduating from ASU with a degree in theater.
Ncube — pronounced NOO-bay — made her first appearance in “The Book of Mormon” Feb. 25 in Baltimore’s Hippodrome.
“I was a lot less scared than I thought because I really felt prepared and I felt like I was in very good hands with this amazing company,” she says. “But I didn’t really think this was a real plausible thing in my life, and all the sudden I’m stepping onstage for my first song. It was all a blur. So much adrenaline, so much excitement, so much stage fright. But it was a successful show — from what I remember.”
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Adele Dazeem — the John Travolta-anointed alter ego of Broadway star Idina Menzel — received a special tribute at a recent performance of “The Book of Mormon” at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Actor Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Mormon missionary Elder Cunningham, used the name “Adele Dazeem” in place of a botched version of “Nabulungi” that is uttered throughout the musical, according to a spokesman for the Pantages.
Smash hit Book of Mormon (which, you may remember, crashed the Kennedy Center’s website last summer when tickets went on sale), is returning for two months in the summer of 2015.
Edward Seckerson - former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s long-running musical theatre show Stage and Screen continues to host a series of in-depth encounters with the stars of musical theatre at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.
Alexandra Ncube began performances tonight as the first national tour’s new Nabulungi! Welcome, Alexandra!
(Since she isn’t on the site yet, could someone who sees the show in Baltimore please send in her bio?)
No, but you do have to be 18 to be able to buy tickets if you win the twitter lottery for the Broadway production (other venues might be different).
Daniel Breaker, Derrick Williams, and Bre Jackson begin performances with the Broadway cast tonight. Welcome, Daniel, Derrick, and Bre!