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Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony

THE BOOK OF MORMON opened last week, March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre to RAVE reviews. Here's a look at the famed pre-show Gypsy Robe ceremony!

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 Comedy Central's landmark animated series, "South Park." Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The world premiere musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nomineeCasey Nicholaw Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Lewis Cleale, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon,Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production will also featureGraham Bowen, Ta'Rea Campbell, Jared Gertner, Tyson Jennette and Nick Spangler.

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 Hochmanand Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

Tickets $137.00 - $59.00 are available at Telecharge.com, by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Eugene O'Neill box office 230 West 49th Street.

For more information, visit www.bookofmormonbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Brian Tyree Henry and Tyson Jennette

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Tyson Jennette, Nick Spanger and Brian Tyree Henry

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Tyson Jennette, Nick Spanger and Brian Tyree Henry

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Trey Parker 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Matt Stone  

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto (Recipient of Gypsy Robe for PRISCILLA)

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto and Casey Nicholaw 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotta & David Eggers with son Samson Jack Sciotto-Eggers 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotta & David Eggers with son Samson Jack Sciotto-Eggers 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotta & David Eggers with son Samson Jack Sciotto-Eggers 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotta & David Eggers with son Samson Jack Sciotto-Eggers 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Eric Sciotto 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Matt Stone, Robert Lopez and Trey Parker 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and MORMON Company

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and MORMON Company

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
David Westphal (Actors Equity) & Michael James Scott 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and MORMON Company

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and MORMON Company

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and Matt Stone

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and Scott Rudin 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott with MORMON Company 

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott (Recipient) with Casey Nicholaw, Robert Lopez, Scott Rudin, Trey Parker & Matt Stone attending the Broadway Opening Night Gypsy Robe for 'The Book Of Mormon' and the Gypsy Robe recipient Michael James Scott at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Michael James Scott (Recipient) with Casey Nicholaw, Robert Lopez, Scott Rudin, Trey Parker & Matt Stone attending the Broadway Opening Night Gypsy Robe for 'The Book Of Mormon' and the Gypsy Robe recipient Michael James Scott at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony

Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Matt Stone, Robert Lopez and Trey Parker

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Matt Stone, Robert Lopez and Trey Parker

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael James Scott and Casey Nicholaw

Photo Coverage: THE BOOK OF MORMON Gypsy Robe Ceremony

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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