Posts tagged The Book of Mormon.
"I remember doing “All-American Prophet,” which is that song in the middle of the first act where I was just running all over the stage and there were a million words and nothing ever repeated. It was hard as hell to learn, and doing that and thinking please, Jesus, let me survive through this. If I don’t die in the middle of this number, it’ll be a good one."

Andrew Rannells

For the past year and a half, Gavin Creel has made his home in London, where he originated the role of Elder Price in the London production of “The Book of Mormon” at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

In fact, Creel, 38, spent much of his third decade of life in London, where he also had a long run playing the role of Burt in “Mary Poppins” as well as Claude in “Hair.”

Now, he’s ready to be home — almost.

Creel, a Findlay native who has found great success on Broadway, completed his run in the “Book of Mormon” in London at the end of July. After spending a few months back in New York, where he is now based, he starts a new temporary project, one that will bring him closer to his hometown of Findlay than any role in his professional career.

Today, Creel is joining a traveling tour of “The Book of Mormon.” He will reprise the role of Elder Price at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto until Nov. 30. The tour moves to Montreal from Dec. 2-7, then to Kitchener, Ontario Dec. 9-14. And, from Dec. 16-21, the tour stops at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo.

“I’m thrilled I’m coming to Toledo, I can’t wait,” Creel said during a phone conversation in Toronto, where he was preparing for tonight’s opening show.

To the uninitiated, Cody Jamison Strand said he’d describe “The Book of Mormon” as the story of two Mormon missionaries who get sent to Uganda.

"And that’s all I’d tell them," he said with a laugh.

The actor, who stars as Elder Cunningham in the national tour of the hugely successful Broadway musical, wouldn’t be lying. He just wouldn’t be giving the complete picture.

Changes abounded over the weekend! To summarize…

(Ding dong)


Would you like tickets for “The Book of Mormon” when it comes to Madison next spring?

Then you’re in luck: Single tickets go on sale for the Overture Center run of “Mormon,” set for March 10-15, 2015, on Oct. 24.

Tickets will be available in person at the box office, 201 State St., at 9 a.m.; sales online at and by phone, 258-4141, start at 11 a.m.

The exact ticket prices are not yet set, but are likely to start between $45-130. The top price may fluctuate based on supply and demand.

If you see a price over $200, that’s “not a legitimate ticket sale,” publicist Rob Chappell said, adding that few scalpers currently have tickets. Sign up for Overture’s email list for a presale opportunity a day or two before. 

It appears Gavin Creel will be returning to the first national tour and to the role of Elder Price! Welcome back, Gavin!

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which runs September 16-21 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The production will conduct a preshow lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

Entries will be accepted at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

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The Tony Award-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon will offer a special performance next month to benefit The Actors Fund.

The Oct. 8 at 2 PM performance of the nine-time Tony-winning production will benefit the fund-raising organization.