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Josh Gad to Leave BOOK OF MORMON After June 6 Fan Performance

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Tony Award nominee Josh Gad has confirmed on Twitter that his final performance in Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON will be tomorrow afternoon's fan performance, June 6.

Gad Tweeted today: "Well folks, I can finally set the record straight. Tomorrow afternoon's fan performance will indeed be my last. #goingoutwithabang. #verysad." He later added, "Thank you all for the amazing support. Love you all".

Gad leaves to star in and co-executive produce NBC's 1600 Penn, a comedy set in the White House. Gad is also slated to play Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs film and is working on the animated movie Me & My Shadow.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The production is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. The show has won nine Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, five Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON stars Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabulungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Lewis Cleale, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Graham Bowen, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Jared Gertner, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyson Jennette, Clark Johnsen, Valisia LeKae, Douglas Lyons, John Eric Parker, Nic Rouleau, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Nick Spangler, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson.

The musical 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 show is set for a national tour in 2013.

Photo credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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