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THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

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. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2013

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Snyder, Dennehy and More in the Lead - 12/17!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update Teal Wicks and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 03, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the latest standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Connecticut Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Connecticut Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Sings 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2012

Broadway Barre, a monthly event hosted by Kate Pazakis (South Pacific, South Park), happened last night, October 22. This month's special guests were Euan Morton (Taboo), Audra Mae (Recording Artist), Jimmy Ray Bennet (Nuclear Family), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Grease), and from the Book of Mormon National Tour: Michael Buchanan (The Addams Family, Cry Baby), Marisha Wallace (Rent, Sistas!), JR Bruno (West Side Story), Daniel Le Claire (Hairspray), and Samantha Marie Ware (The Lion King, Rent). In the video below, the company of Book of Mormon sings Rent's 'Seasons of Love' with solos by Kate Pazakis, Shane Scheel, and Marisha Wallace. (more...)

BROADWAY BARRE Features BOOK OF MORMON Tour Cast, Tonight 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Broadway Barre, a monthly event hosted by Kate Pazakis (South Pacific, South Park), will be presented this month on October 22 at 8PM. This month's special guests are Euan Morton (Taboo), Audra Mae (Recording Artist), Jimmy Ray Bennet (Nuclear Family), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock, Grease), and from the Book of Mormon National Tour: Michael Buchanan, Marisha Wallace, JR Bruno, Daniel le Claire, and Samantha Marie Ware. (more...)

BWW TV: Star-Studded Red Carpet Arrivals for Pantages' BOOK OF MORMON - Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis & More!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Sep 17, 2012

The West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, officially opened September 12 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Broadway World TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling and Co-Producer Jerry Evans of JLE Media, Inc. were on hand for the red carpet festivities which included such celebrities as Jason Alexander, Rosanna Arquette, Simon Baker, Eric Balfour, Justin Bartha, Beth Behrs, Juie Bowen, Cher, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis, Heather Graham, Laura Dern, Jonathan Groff, Daryl Hannah, Kathy Griffin, Marica Gay Harden, John Hawkes, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Ladd, Tobey Maquire, Bill Maher, Garry Marshall, Julia Ormand, Dermot Mulroney, Carl Reiner, Parker Posey, Jane Seymour, and Alicia Silverstone. Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone were also in attendance. The much anticipated run of THE BOOK OF MORMON will continue through November 25, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Comes to Pantages Theatre, Now thru Nov 25!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2012

The West Coast Premiere of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is now playing a strictly limited 12-week engagement through November 25, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. The official opening night gala is this week, Wednesday September 12 at 7pm. Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner stars as Elder Cunningham and Broadway star Gavin Creel stars as Elder Price. Featured in THE BOOK OF MORMON are Samantha Marie Ware as Nabulungi, with Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. Check out photos of the National Tour cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Launches in Denver - Gavin Creel, Jared Gertner and More in Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

The First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON launched earlier this month in Denver, running through September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner stars as Elder Cunningham, along with Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. View photos below! (more...)

Review Roundup: BOOK OF MORMON National Tour
by Review Roundups - Aug 22, 2012

Let's see what the Denver critics had to say... (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Launches National Tour in Denver Today, Starring Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

The First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON launches in Denver today, running through September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Launches in Denver- Chatting with Gavin Creel, Trey Parker & Matt Stone!
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2012

The First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON launches in Denver tomorrow, August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. In the video below, Colorado natives Matt Stone and Trey Parker Chat with In Focus' Eden Lane about creating their first Broadway musical, and launching the tour. Gavin Creel talks about his first visit to Denver, a new appreceation of touring, and reveals his thoughts about taking on a role orginated by a close friend. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 1962 Baltimore Comes to Life in Ivoryton Playhouse's HAIRSPRAY
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 05, 2012

It's 1962 Baltimore, where racial tension and segregation provide a backdrop for teen angst and lots of catchy tunes by Marc Shaiman (lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman) performed to stage-defying choreography by JR Bruno who manages to get some 15 ensemble members bopping around at times without crashing into each other on the small stage. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 25, 2012

Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Gertner will join previously announced Gavin Creel as Elder Price. Samantha Marie Ware joins as Nabulungi, as well as Grey Henson as Elder McKinley and Kevin Mambo as Mafala Hatimbi. (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Presents HAIRSPRAY, 7/4-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

Ivoryton is the new home for Hairspray -- the 'soultastic, hair hoppin', dance-til-you-drop musical! It's 1962 and big girl Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network - all without denting her 'do!' (more...)

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