Matt Stone News

THE BOOK OF MORMON Extends Through November at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and The Nederlander Organization, announced today that due to popular demand, four additional weeks of performances - now through November 30, have been added to the Toronto engagement. Tickets for the new block of performances will be available to Front of The Line by American Express cardmembers in advance on Monday August 25 through Tuesday September 2 at 10PM. Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. There is a 12 ticket limit for the entire run of THE BOOK OF MORMON in Toronto. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/23- Andrew Rannells
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, Andrew Rannells! Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production. Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez. For his performance, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. His last performance was June 10, 2012. He will soon play Bryan Buckley in Ryan Murphy's new television series The New Normal on NBC. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of BOOK OF MORMON Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The company of 'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway got together to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks INB Performing Arts Center House Record
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Spokane, WA for the week ending August 17 the INB Performing Arts Center grossing $1,673,452.00 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON breaks the record, previously set by Wicked in 2011. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Philadelphia; Runs Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending August 10 the Forrest Theatre grossing $1,678,495.00 for a standard 8-performance week. This tops the previous record, held by Jersey Boys in 2012 of $1,617,700.00. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Orpheum Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, returns to Minnesota August 20--September 14, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement. The production in Minneapolis is pleased to announce a pre-show ticket lottery, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each, cash only, at the Orpheum box office, 910 Hennepin Avenue. THE BOOK OF MORMON is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2014/15 Broadway on Hennepin Season. For more information, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Coming to Bass Hall During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play in Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall as part of Performing Arts Fort Worth's 2015-2016 Broadway at the Bass season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway in Indianapolis 2013/2014 Season
by Trevor Cox - Jul 22, 2014

And that concludes another stellar season of Broadway touring shows through Indianapolis. Five exciting, high-energy shows each spent one week in the capital of Indiana, as well as an extended run for a Broadway favorite. Here's a recap of the shows from the 2013/2014 season. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Paramount Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited three week engagement through Sunday, August 10. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Trey Parker Nixes Reports of Musical Version of SOUTH PARK
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The duo was asked if they would consider following up their hit, Tony Award winning Broadway musical Book of Mormon with a musical adaptation of their animated series. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Heinz Hall, 9/23-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that single tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m for the Pittsburgh engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Heinz Hall, September 23-October 5, 2014. (more...)

Hulu Renews EAST LOS HIGH, Announces SOUTH PARK Online Exclusive
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Hulu and South Park Digital Studios announce the exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream all seasons of “South Park” on the Hulu Plus subscription service. (more...)

Tighe and Holmes Lead West End's THE BOOK OF MORMON, July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

From 28 July 2014, the cast of the Olivier Award-winning The Book of Mormon, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, will be led by Billy Harrigan Tighe as Elder Price and A.J. Holmes as Elder Cunningham. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Seattle, 7/22-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement, July 22 through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Akashic Books to Release PRIMUS, OVER THE ELECTRIC GRAPEVINE, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Suck on This. Frizzle Fry. Sailing the Seas of Cheese. Pork Soda. Tales from the Punchbowl. Revolutionary for their time, Primus's albums are now considered seminal alt-rock classics, all from a group that refused to be pigenholed—one that merged metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music to create a sound distinctly their own. Now, the history of the band is fully explored and revealed in a fascinating and beautifully curated oral history, featuring nearly fifty interviews from Trey Anastasio to Hank Williams III, a full-color photo insert of rare and never-before-seen images, and more. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Stars Parody Classic Movie Posters
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 09, 2014

The current leads of THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway, Kyle Selig and Cody Jamison Strand, enact a hilarious series of poses paying homage to some classic movie posters as part of a new social media post titled 'Mormon Companion'. (more...)

Brilliant BOOK OF MORMON 'Hello!' Emoji Musical Visualization
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 07, 2014

A brilliant visualization of the opening number of multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE BOOK OF MORMON is now available to view. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Stars Perform at Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 04, 2014

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate today than joining the cast of On The Town to celebrate Independence Day at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest with a special performance. On The Town stars Clyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Tony Yazbeck performed the famous opening number 'New York, New York', posed with fans (and hot dogs) and more... (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Detroit and Alexandra Ncube Promises It Will Keep Audiences Laughing
by Katie Laban - Jun 26, 2014

The Book of Mormon returns to Detroit on July 1st and Alexandra Ncube is thrilled to be part of the National Tour in the role of Nabulungi. "Being part of this show is incredibly exciting and also incredibly humbling," said Ncube, an Arizona native. "I went to school for theatre and I can't express how grateful I am to have been given this opportunity to be a part of this successful and exceptionally well-written piece of art." (more...)

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