'The Book Of Mormon' Heads to Las Vegas In 2014
The smash Broadway play will make Las Vegas' Smith Center for the performing Arts the first venue on its 2014 run.
The show is currently making the rounds on Broadway stages in New York and Chicago, as well as, a national tour and according to Playbill, a London production will begin Feb. 15, 2013, at the Prince of Wales.
The creative "South Park," duo of Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony Award winning songwriter Robert Lopez are the brain trust behind "The Book of Mormon" and crafted the script in 2011. The show won Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
Parker and Casey Nicholaw co-directed the piece when it made its debut on March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
The set of "The Book of Mormon," was designed by Scott Pask, while costume design was done by Ann Roth. Lighting design fell to Brian MacDevitt and Brian Ronan does sound design while the duo of Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus does orchestration.
In an interview with Hedy Weiss of the Sun Times Stone and Parker opened about their fascination with Mormons.
"I grew up in a non-religious household. But living in Colorado there were many Mormons in my school, and one of my best friends from fifth grade came from a big Mormon family - religious people who said prayers before meals and several times a day. I kept thinking they'd call on me for that, but of course they didn't. And as a kid you just roll with this stuff," Stone.
"My first real girlfriend in high school was a Mormon, also from a big family," Parker said. "Plus, living in Colorado, right alongside Utah - well, we're two big pioneer states, and Mormonism played a major part in the stories of both."© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.