The Tony Award-winning blockbuster The Book of Mormon and the South Florida premiere of Disney’s Newsies will anchor the 2014-2015 Broadway in Miami season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
The Book of Mormon will play Miami from Dec. 2-14.
Small Almeida theatre is nominated in 10 categories, while women dominate best director nominations
Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner have both been nominated for best actor in a musical. Stephen Ashfield has been nominated for best performance in a supporting role in a musical, and Casey Nicholaw has been nominated for best theatre choreographer.
The Book of Mormon has also been nominated for best new musical and sound award for outstanding achievement in music.
Huge congratulations to all involved! We’ll be cheering loudly on April 13.
[…] 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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