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The Book of Mormon extends run

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE BOOK of Mormon, which officially opens on Thursday (March 21, 2013) has extended its booking period at the Prince of Wales Theatre – until January 11, 2014.

Tickets for the new booking period, currently on pre-sale to American Express customers, go on general sale on Friday.

Previously Posted: The London production of the satirical musical, The Book of Mormon, will begin preview performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre on February 25, 2013, with tickets released for general sale on September 13, 2012.

A huge hit on Broadway, The Book of Mormon follows two Mormons, Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, who are sent to Africa to convert the natives.

Created by South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q‘s Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Other accolades include: “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” (Vogue), “It’s the best musical of this century.” (New York Times) and “Musical comedy heaven. The most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical.” (Time Out New York).

The Book of Mormon has book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It will be directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, with choreography by Casey Nicholaw, set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting by Brian MacDevitt and sound by Brian Ronan.

Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, with musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.

The Book of Mormon will be produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Further information on the production will be announced in September.

NB: Producers are offering fans the opportunity to book tickets for the preview period in February and March 2013. Users simply have to visit the show’s website or Facebook page, enter their email address and they will receive priority booking information straight to their inbox.

Mamma Mia! continues at the Prince of Wales Theatre until September 1, 2012, before transferring to the Novello Theatre.

Mamma Mia! will be followed by Let It Be, a new show paying tribute to The Beatles.