Book of Mormon to open in Chicago Dec. 2012

Chicago Star
Leading Actor
joined:8/26/09
Looks like the Book of Mormon will open at the Bank of America Theatre in December 2012 for at least a 12 week run with hopes of an extension!
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chinkie azn jai
Broadway Legend
joined:8/19/03
Awesome news! Let's hope that it has the success of Wicked in Chicago than the fate of Billy Elliot.
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PiraguaGuy2
Broadway Legend
joined:10/10/08
This tour is starting up pretty late, isn't it?
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metropolis10111
Leading Actor
joined:7/28/06
This will do amazing in Chicago. It's the first show in a long time that people I know that aren't into theater are coming up to me asking if I have heard of the show. (Well duh) I don't think it will have Wicked numbers it will do REAL well here for quite a while.
jpbran
Broadway Legend
joined:3/8/06
I know they're hoping for it to turn into a sit-down for months and months, but I'm guessing the appeal won't even remotely approach "Wicked" and its (what, 3-4 year?) run.

Seeing "Wicked" there 2x and passing the crowded theater dozens if not hundreds of times, it was easy to see it survived at least halfway on blue-hairs and tweens. My partner's mom went on a theater bus trip from Iowa to see it. None of that's gonna happen at "BOM."

"Billy Elliot" didn't quite click with those audiences (thought of as "too-adult" for younger kids and "too liberal/socialist" for the "red" counties and areas surrounding Chicago). "Jersey Boys" got the boomers, blue-hairs, etc. but not enough families to last as long as "Wicked."

I predict "BOM" will have six months tops. (which is GREAT but obviously not "Wicked" level)
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
Was the "Bank of America Theatre" formerly the "LaSalle Bank Theatre" which was formerly the Shubert?

Fine old theatre, the Shubert...
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Mormon in Chicago could have a solid one year run. keep it going through Jan. 2013.

already three more companies of Mormon are planned.

- Broadway(opened March 2011)
- National Tour(opening August 2012)
- Chicago(opening December 2012)
- West End(planned opening for Fall 2012)
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

Are they at least getting Lane and Broderick?
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aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
THE Book of Mormon! It's called THE Book of Mormon!
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

TBoM doesn't look or sound as good, though.

It sounds like a rapper.

T-Bomb.

Or something Michele Bachmann might drop on your house.

Tea Bomb.

Or like two totally made up words.

Teeb Omm.

Who can say what's right anymore?
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