THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014.
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.
Performance times for THE BOOK OF MORMON appearing July 1 - 13, 2014 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway St., in Detroit, are:
Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 10 matinee at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. is a special open captioned performance
No performance on Friday, July 4
Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON range from $34 - $95 (includes facility fee) and go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at the Detroit Opera House box office, the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com. There is a limit of eight (8) tickets per customer. Tickets for the special open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Detroit Opera House and Fisher Theatre box offices or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office. For group sales (20 or more), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
For more information, visit www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com. Follow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook. Follow Broadway in Detroit on Facebook and on Twitter @BroadwayDetroit.
KJ Hippensteel (Elder Price) is happy to be joining the tour of The Book of Mormon! Broadway: The Book of Mormon. National tours: Wicked, The Wedding Singer, 9 to 5: The Musical. New York: Clueless: The Musical (Reading), Watch Out, Blood Feathers. Regional: Altar Boyz, Hairspray, All Shook Up, and Rent. Thank you Mom, Dad, Joseph, Kyle and The Mine (agents) for your love and support, and thank you to Anne, Scott, Casey, Trey, Matt, Jen, Steve, and Carrie for giving me this amazing opportunity. Studies at the Matt Corozine Studio and Liz Caplan Vocal Studio. Proud graduate of Wright State University and member of Actors Equity Association. I love Brooke!
A. J. HOLMES (Elder Cunningham). A. J. has played the role of Arnold Cunningham in all three North American companies of The Book Of Mormon. Other credits include Frederick in Young Frankenstein (National Tour), and Henry in Next To Normal (Arizona Theatre Co. & SJ Rep.). A.J. composes for StarKid Productions (Twisted, A Very Potter Musical, Me And My Dick). Proud University of Michigan graduate. Thanks to BRS/GAGE. Love to Mom, Dad, Kellyn and the rest of my incredibly supportive family.
Alexandra Ncube (Nabulungi) is delighted to make her national tour debut with The Book of Mormon. She holds her B.A. in Theatre from Arizona State University. Favorite credits include Spring Awakening (Martha) and Rent (Mimi). "A huge thank you to friends, family and dear Sean for all of the love and support!"
Ron Bohmer (Price's Dad and others). Broadway/tour roles include Father in revival of Ragtime, title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percival Glyde in The Woman in White, Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (Jefferson Award nom.), Alex in Aspects of Love (Robby Award, best actor). Regional: El Gallo in The Fantasticks (Acclaim Award, best actor), George in Sunday in the Park with George (Critics Circle Award, best actor).
Grey Henson (Elder McKinley). Professional and touring debut. Grey is a recent Carnegie Mellon graduate (2012), holding a B.F.A. in Acting/ Musical Theatre. Favorite roles: Assassins (Sam Byck), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford). TV/ film: "Suburgatory." "So much love to my family, friends and everyone at CMU. Finally, a big thanks to the BOM team for this amazing experience."
Corey Jones (General). Regional: Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); King John, Aaron in Titus Andronicus, Caliban in The Tempest (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Chad Deity in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Dallas Theater Center); The Color Purple (Celebration Theater); Gee's Bend (Arkansas Repertory); Macbeth, Ragtime (PCPA Theaterfest); Williamstown Theater Festival; Illinois Shakespeare Festival. "Much love to my family!"
Stanley Wayne Mathis (Mafala Hatimbi). Broadway: The Book of Mormon; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Wonderful Town; Kiss Me, Kate; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Lion King; Jelly's Last Jam; Oh Kay! Off-Broadway: ResurGents, Real Black Men Don't. Regionals: Ruined, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Fences, Master Harold and the Boys. TV: "2-2," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Gossip Girls." Film: Brother To Brother, Family On Board, Steve Mc- Queen's Shame.
Colin Bradbury (Swing, Dance Captain) is psyched to join BOM! Favorites: Come Fly Away (OBC); Sinatra: Dance With Me (Asst. Dance Supervisor); A Chorus Line (first national); Heatwave: The Jack Cole Project (world premiere); Radio City Christmas Spectacular (RCMH); Girl Crazy (Encores); Yank! (workshop); White Christmas (L.A., St. Paul, Boston); 42nd Street (Japan/U.S. national); Paper Mill; TUTS; PCLO; Gateway; McCarter. Endless thanks to his family and Olives to Brian!
Josh Breckenridge (Ensemble). Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Olen), The Ritz. Off- Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard), Saved! (Shane, Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Whipping Man (John, KC Rep), Tales of the City (Jon, ACT/O'Neill Theatre Ctr.), Scottsboro Boys (Guthrie), Hairspray (Seaweed, Marriot Lincolnshire), Smokey Joe's Café (Cape Playhouse), Dreamgirls (C.C., NCT), Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse, 5th Avenue). Film: Finding Me: Truth. B.F.A.: CCM.
JR Bruno (Ensemble). First national tour! Broadway: West Side Story. Favorite Regional/ European: [title of show], Avenue Q, ...Spelling Bee, Into the Woods. Graduate of the B-W Conservatory of Music. "Thank you to my friends, family, colleagues and teachers. Thank you Book of Mormon team for being amazing! Special thank you to Mom, Dad, Jade and T.J."
Michael Buchanan (Ensemble). Broadway: The Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Off- Broadway: Fat Camp, Play It Cool. National Tour: The Addams Family. Other credits: White Noise (Chicago), The Addams Family (Chicago), Hair-Woof (Arizona Theatre Co.), Urinetown-Bobby (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner: Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie), West Side Story (Tony), The Fantasticks (Matt).
JoNathan Cullen (Standby Elder Price). Next to Normal (Henry, MTC); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West Calgary); Billy Elliot (first national tour); West Side Story (Theatre St. John's); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Charlottetown); Oberon, Anything Goes, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan). TV: "Bomb Girls" (Global). Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre Program. "Thanks to Bruce and the gang at TH, and to my mom and brother for teaching me to believe."
Josh Daniel (Swing) is beyond excited to make his tour debut ringing doorbells! Regional: St. Louis MUNY, Weston Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita. Favorites include Into the Woods (Jack), Hello Again (the College Boy), Street Scene (Dick McGann). So much love to CCM, CGF, BOM and the greatest family and friends. Dream on.
Dayna Jarae Dantzler (Swing). Previous credits include national tours: The Color Purple (Celie), James and the Giant Peach (Spider); regional theater: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II), Frankenstein (Ensemble) and most recently opened Disney's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy. Dantzler gives thanks to her mother for her everlasting love and support.
Trevon Davis (Ensemble), Flint, Michigan native and Clark Atlanta University alumnus, is excited to join The Book of Mormon family. Credits: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Broadway); Dreamgirls, "C.C. White" (Apollo Theater and international tour); MTV's "Making the Band 4"; BET's "Sunday Best" (Season 1 Top Seven Finalist); Hypebeasts (film). Proverbs 3:5-6.
C. J. ELDRED (Standby Elder Price) couldn't be happier making his tour debut with BOM! Regional: Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. C. J. was born and raised in Seattle, Wash. and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. So much love and thanks to BOM, friends and family!
KELECHI EZIE (Ensemble). "Buffalove" N.Y. native, Princeton University. Recent credits: Celie in The Color Purple (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Seven Sicknesses and Restoration Comedy (Flea Theater). Writer/star of The Truth About Beauty and Blogs, official selection of Roger Ebert's Film Festival. Special thanks to Carrie Gardner, BOM creatives, Shelli at RKS and family and friends. Kelechi is thrilled to join BOM!
Christopher Faison (Ensemble). N.Y.: Finian's Rainbow (Irish Repertory Theatre), Mine Eyes Have Seen (The Duplex Cabaret Theater). Regional: Songs for a New World (Man One), Dreamgirls (J.T. Early), Smokey Joe's Café (Ken). "Much love and thanks to family and friends across the globe. Forever thankful for DDO, AEA and BOM creatives. For Corey."
Logan Hart (Ensemble) ecstatically joins this production! Regional: Gabe-Next to Normal (MTC); Ryan-High School Musical (Paper Mill Playhouse, Casa Mañana); Mark- Altar Boyz (Zach Scott). Broadway Bares XXII and XXIII. "Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Jess, Shalaina, Jake, Jen, About Artists, Carrie Gardner and the BOM team!"
Jeff Heimbrock (Swing) is ecstatic to be joining The Book of Mormon family! Regional: A Chorus Line (Mark), 42nd Street. "Many thanks to Casting, Mom, Chad, Bonnie, Karl, Emily, BXJ, Tatiana, Tory, the Dame and RSO. Pace University B.F.A. Musical Theatre Class of 2015. For Jack."
Carole Denise Jones (Swing, Assistant Dance Captain) is extremely happy to be a part of this great cast. She is from Va. and studied musical theater at James Madison University. National tours: Whistle Down the Wind (Candy), Mamma Mia! She has also done several great regional Theater Productions. Proud AEA member.
Tyler Jones (Ensemble). Theater: Last Smoker In America, Parade, All's Well That Ends Well. Television: "Boardwalk Empire." Thanks to Carrie, the Mormon team, TKO, and Candace Goetz. Love to Mom, Dad and Jordan. Michigan grad.
Trevor Leaderbrand (Swing) couldn't be happier to travel with the Mormon family! Broadway: The Book of Mormon. National tour: Catch Me If You Can. Regional: Maples Repertory, Timber Lake Playhouse, VADco. Many, many thanks to Kate and Carrie Gardner. Trevor couldn't be here without his family, friends and Ms. D. Proud Florida State graduate!
Daniel LeClaire (Ensemble). Credits: "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" (Singer/Dancer), Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl (Fender), All American Rejects' "Beekeeper's Daughter" music video (feat. dancer), L.A.'s critically acclaimed For The Record series: Tarantino and John Hughes, Broadway Rocks Anaheim (choreographer). "Price is Right" Christmas Showcase Showdown winner. "Thank you AEA and Shelli at MSA Agency. For Mom, Dad, Mark and family!"
Antyon Le Monte (Swing) is thrilled to join The Book of Mormon. Credits include Hairspray (national tour, 2007); "American Idol" (Fox, 2009); La Cage (The Arts Center Hilton Head); Aida (Gateway Playhouse); Mama, I Want to Sing! (New World Stages NYC). He sends his love and thanks to his family, friends and Beau for their continuous love and support.
Adam Levinskas (Ensemble). Regional: Xanadu (Sonny, The Lyric Theater), Treasure Island (Abraham, The Fulton Theater), Saturday Night Fever (Tony). Special thanks to The Boston Conservatory and Karl Bury, as well as Carrie Gardner and the creative team for giving him this opportunity. Love to my family, friends, and Matthew.
Laiona Michelle (Ensemble). Recipient of an NAACP Award. Nominated Best Lead Actress by the Helen Hayes 2005 Awards for Yellowman (Arena Stage). World premieres: Dan Dietz's Clementine in the Lower 9 and Robert O'Hara's Booty Candy. Additional theater: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Theatre Company and Goodspeed Opera House. TV: "Law and Order" and "All My Children."
DIMITRI JOSEPH MOÏSE (Swing). NY/ Regional: Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist (Tyler) at the Signature, Johnny Baseball (Tim Wyatt), HAIR (Hud), A Chorus Line (Richie). Film: Broadway 4D. Proud graduate of the New Studio on Broadway at NYU Tisch and proud AEA member. For my family, friends, and faculty whose inspiration is indelible.
KEVIN Michael Murphy (Ensemble). Credits: Awesome '80s Prom (Off-B'way), various musical/comedy shows at NYMF, NYCFringe and UCB, as well as the creator of the critically acclaimed concert series, If It Only Even Runs a Minute. B.M.-JMU, M.A.- NYU (Steinhardt). Thanks to the entire BOM team, Phoenix Artists and the most supportive parents a guy could ever want.
Dana Joel Nicholson (Elder Cunningham Standby) is ecstatically grateful to be joining the BOM family! Regional: Carousel (KC Rep/The Living Room), Shrek: The Musical (Coterie Theatre), Evil Dead: The Musical (Egads! Theatre), The Last 5 Years and Elegies (Riverbend Theatre Collective). "Enormous amounts of love to my fiancé Emma and my incredible family/friends."
LACRETTA NICOLE (Ensemble). Select credits: National tours: Buddy. Regional: Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Hairspray. Guest soloist: The Amanda Mc- Broom Project. Workshops: Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Company, Disaster! The Musical, Harlem Ladies.... Television: "Law & Order: SVU," "30 Rock." "I love you mommy 5 and 7."
TYRONE ROBINSON (Ensemble). B'way tour: The Lion King. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Goodspeed, Arvada Center (2012 Denver Henry Award nominee). Thanks to family, teachers, Kim Stern, Maggie Flanigan, Charlie Sandlan, Carrie and Rebecca. Love you G! MFA: NYU Tisch.
Kristopher Thompson-Bolden (Ensemble) is beyond elated to join this amazing production! You may remember him from the Broadway national tours of The Color Purple, Billy Elliot, Anything Goes, or as CJ in the world premiere of the musical The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis. "Many thanks to JC, Mama, the gang at TalentWorks, Carrie and this amazing creative team!"
Zurin Villanueva (Ensemble) is thrilled to join the funniest tour around! Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. her credits include Good News (Goodspeed), Witness Uganda (NYC workshop), Ain't Misbehavin' (Crossroads Theatre) and Crowns (Arena Stage). She recently played the iconic Josephine Baker in the new musical Josephine Tonight! B.F.A. Howard University. "Love and respect to all people above all else! Thank you Mommy!"
JamaAl Wilson (Swing). Tours/Regional: Dreamgirls; The All Night Strut; Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali (Sundiata); Olympic Spirit: The Jesse Owens Story (Jesse Owens); Junie B. Jones. Other: POPart, The Musical; For the Love of Christ, etc. Multiple concerts throughout U.S., Germany and London. "Much love to Mom and family for your support."