Friday, February 17

Latest on Book of Mormon West End Opening

Update 7th June: Announcement regarding Book of Mormon West End opening to be made tomorrow morning. Likely to open at the Prince of Wales Theatre in February next year as casting call has gone out for rehearsals: 7th January 2013:  Previews Saturday 23rd February and Press Night: Wednesday 13th March 2013

According to the Daily Mail the deal has been done to bring the Broadway musical The Book Of Mormon to the West End opening at the Prince of Wales Theatre next March. Mamma Mia! is playing there until 1st September when it moves to the Novello Theatre re-opening on 6th September.

The intention is to cast the show here as  the Mormon’s producers have always stressed that the show is the star, not the actors.  I suspect that if they can't find the right actors to play the two main Mormon preachers the American leads (Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells) will be brought over.

The show has some outrageous numbers but having seen it I am not convinced the humour will travel across the Pond and work in the West End. I certainly won't be rushing to see it again, but let's hope I'm in the minority.

2 comments:

The Book of Mormon said...

am so excited - and rehearsals start on my birthday - wooohoo! What is the likelihood of getting cast hey? ha.

I think the humour will be great for the Brits! After the latest RSC production of Written on the Heart, I am sure they are all gagging for some religious satire!

So you know what will fill the Prince of Wales from September to February?

Theatre Spy said...

The Beatles musical Let It Be follows Mamma Mia! And fills the gap until The Bok Of Mormon opens

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