We figured the Tony-winning hit The Book of Mormon would hit Dallas sometime; the tour is already booked at some theaters around the country (it's in the 2012-13 season in Cleveland, for example). And now we sort of know when we'll get it: The 2013-'14 season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House.
ATTPAC made the announcement today. The full release is below. Until then, you'll have to settle for this video clip from the filthy musical (it is from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, after all) with a strong message about faith. The below clip is of Tony-nominated Andrew Rannells singing "I Believe" at the 2011 Tony Awards. You might remember Rannells when he starred at Dallas Theater Center in the musical Give It Up!, which became Lysistrata Jones on Broadway; he's currently in the new sitcom The New Normal.
The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play in Dallas as part of the 2013/2014 Lexus Broadway Series season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House.
Performance dates and prices for THE BOOK OF MORMON will be announced in early 2013 when the entire 2013/2014 Lexus Broadway Series season is announced. Subscribers to the current 2012/2013 season will receive first priority to purchase subscriptions to the 2013/2014 season featuring THE BOOK OF MORMON. There are four shows remaining on the 2012/2013 season: JEKYLL & HYDE, ANYTHING GOES, FELA! and TRACES. Four-show subscriptions are available now by calling 214-880-0202, more information is available at www.attpac.org/broadway.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
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.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.