Nikki M. James to Play Final Performance in THE BOOK OF MORMON on 1/5
Tony winner Nikki M. James has just announced that she will officially depart The Book of Mormon this January. She tweeted: "I will BE making my final appearance @BookofMormon on Jan 5th. Then it's off to the barricade. #proofread #thisbook... (U know how it goes)". James will soon star as 'Eponine' in the upcoming revival of Les Miserables, which will open at the Imperial Theatre on March 23, 2014.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado will be taking over the role of 'Nabulungi'. The American Idol season seven second runner up is no stranger to Matt Stone and Trey Parker's musical romp. She has been starring in the Chicago production of the show since 2012. Once on This Island and Dreamgirls are among her other theater credits.
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.
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