Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book of Mormon Coming to DPAC

The Tony-award winning musical The Book of Mormon is coming to Durham and tickets will soon go on sale.

The producers of the national tour of the new musical The Book of Mormon  winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical DPAC announced that single tickets will go on sale October 26 at 8 AM at the DPAC Box Office only and at 10 AM online and on phones. An exclusive pre-sale for American Express ® Card members will begin at 10 AM on October 23 through October 24 at 11:59 pm.  Tickets will be available at the DPAC Ticket Center at 123 Vivian Street/Durham, N.C., all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting online, or by calling 1.800.982.2787. Group orders of 15 or more must be placed by October 22 by calling 919.281.0587.

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.

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