Rumours are rife in theatreland that the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon could be winging its way to the West End. The gossip started almost as soon as the hit show opened on Broadway in New York early last year and producer Sonia Friedman will reportedly bring the show to London in 2013.
The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye wrote today (January 6th) that show could be pegged for a home at the Prince of Wales Theatre, and suggests that its anticipated opening date could be the start of 2013, long after current residents Mamma Mia! moves to the Novello Theatre on 1st September 2012 which also allows for another production to have a limited run at the theatre before The Book of Mormon arrives.
A show created by South Park's Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon centres on two young Mormon missionaries who are dispatched to convert an African village and satirises everything from religion to The Lion King.
The musical opened at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24th 2011 and is still one of the hardest to get tickets in New York.
It was announced in October 2011 that long-runner Mamma Mia! would make its second West End move, playing its final performance at the Prince of Wales on 1st September 2012. The musical, penned by former members of ABBA Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, will reopen at the Novello Theatre on September 6th 2012.
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