This thing is going to sell out with extreme prejudice due to:
1. All those recent Tony awards, including Best Musical 2011;
2. Extremely good reviews;
3. A relatively small theatre (The Curran is big but the Orpheum and the Golden Gate are bigger); and
4. A short, five-week engagement – this show will bug out of here for Portlandia on Dec. 30th, 2012 NO MATTER WHAT, no extensions
And for the first time in my life, I can articulate a reason to have an AMEX card. The remaining decent-priced good seats at (those not already promised to SHN Members) will get sold today starting at 10:00 AM.
Choose or lose…
“AMERICAN EXPRESS CARDMEMBER EXCLUSIVE – GET EARLY ACCESS TO THE BOOK OF MORMON TICKETS!
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 AT 10AM
Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, “It’s the funniest musical of all time.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it “A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.
Coming to the SHN Curran Theatre for a strictly limited five-week engagement, November 27 – December 30.
SHNews customers: if you are an AMERICAN EXPRESS® cardmember, you can purchase tickets beginning today at 10 am, before the general public on sale which begins Friday, Sept. 21 at 10am.
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See the crew after the jump
Broadway: HAIR (Tony® Nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony® Nomination), La Cage Aux Folles. West End: HAIR, Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: Bat Boy, Mystery Plays (2nd Stage). National Tour: Fame. Regional: Bounce (Goodman Theatre/Kennedy Center), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), Mystery Plays (Yale Rep). TV: Eloise at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime both co-starring Julie Andrews. Original Recordings: “GoodTimeNation,” “Quiet,” “Get Out,” & the single, “Noise.” Co-Founder: Broadway Impact. School: University of Michigan. Dog: Wally.
Jared was the “Cunningham” standby in the original Broadway cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON and eventually took over the role. Other NY: …Spelling Bee (Broadway), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), and the Off Broadway improv show, Don’t Quit Your Night Job. Regional: San Francisco/Boston company of …Spelling Bee (IRNE award, Best Actor), Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed, Cincinnati Playhouse, St Louis Rep, First Stage Milwaukee, Fulton, The Gem, Pennsylvania Centre Stage. TV/FILM: Ugly Betty, The Good Wife, The Suicide Auditions, Between Love and Goodbye, and the web series, Submissions Only. Ed: NYU/Tisch. For: Mom, Dad, and Jeffrey.
SAMANTHA MARIE WARE
Samantha debuted in Vegas with the role of Nala in Disney’s The Lion King. A proud AEA member! Other credits include Velma in Chicago, Mimi in Rent, Rusty in Footloose. She gives much love and thanks to family and friends everywhere for all their love and support.
Professional and touring debut! Grey is a recent Carnegie Mellon graduate (2012), holding a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre. Favorite Roles: Assassins (Sam Byck), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford). So much love and gratitude to my family, friends and everyone at CMU. Finally, a big thanks to the BOM team for this amazing experience. Over. The. Moon.
Two-time Emmy® winner for Guiding Light. Broadway: Fela! Off-Broadway: Ruined. Film/TV: Cadillac Records, One Life to Live (recurring), Soul Food (recurring), Any Day Now, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Deadline, Trial By Jury, Special Victims Unit, Spin City, Family Matters, Freshman Dorm, The Firing Squad, One of Us Tripped. Other NY theatre includes Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane), Once Around the Sun (Zipper), Roberto Zucco (Empire Theatre Co.), The Last Detail (Lucille Lortel), Fela Is a Weapon (Shrine). Upcoming Recordings from Blaz & the 88Sound, Audio Deluxe, Blak Astronauts and Mamborena.
(Price’s Dad and others)
Broadway: Ragtime (Whitman), Grease (Vince), Apple Tree, Priscilla (Frank), Producers. NYC: Bernstein’s Mass (Naxos recording, Grammy® nom.), Thou Swell (Lincoln Center), Body Beautiful (York, recording), Grey Gardens (Playwrights’ Horizons), Ringling Bros. (Ringmaster), Macbeth (Macbeth). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Petruchio/Fred), Carnival (Marco), Candide (Max/ Vanderdendur), Master Class (Tony), Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Night Music (Carl-Magnus), Tommy (Capt. Walker), MUD (Lloyd). Film: The Producers. Television: Electric Company, Delocated, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Derrick is thrilled to be joining THE BOOK OF MORMON family. He was last seen in the Las Vegas Company of The Lion King playing the role of Mufasa. Broadway credits include Wicked (Fiyero), Aida, Swing. National Tours: Wicked, Aida, Smokey Joe’s Café. TV credits: Numbers, Ghost Whisperer, and Chapelle Show on Comedy Central. For my family.
(STANDBY ELDER CUNNINGHAM)
Touring Debut! New York: Billy Witch, Friends In Transient Places (Ars Nova), Heart Torture Station. Regional: Comedy of Errors, Western Country, Map of Virtues (Williamstown Theatre Festival). B.F.A Boston University. He would like to thank this wonderful cast and crew for being so awesome! His family is cool, too. Oh, and Randi and Vikram, too.
JACOB BEN WIDMAR
Broadway/Tour: Xanadu (u/s Whoopi Goldberg), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Mary Poppins, No,No, Nanette (Encores!). Original productions: White Noise (La Petit), White Christmas (Pantages, LA) and Dancing in the Dark (Old Globe). Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Reprise!, Sacramento Music Circus and more. Proud Graduate of Brigham Young University.
(SWING, DANCE CAPTAIN)
Colin is psyched to join BOM! Favorites: Come Fly Away (OBC); Sinatra: Dance With Me (Asst. Dance Supervisor); A Chorus Line (1st National); Heatwave: The Jack Cole Project (World Premiere); Radio City Christmas Spectacular (RCMH); Girl Crazy (Encores); Yank! (Workshop); White Christmas (LA, St Paul, Boston); 42 Street (Japan/US National); Papermill; TUTS; PCLO; Gateway; McCarter. Endless thanks to his family and Olives to Brian!
Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Olen); The Ritz. Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard); Saved! (Shane, Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Whipping Man (John, KC Rep); Tales of the City (Jon, ACT/O’Neill Theatre Ctr); Scottsboro Boys (Guthrie); Hairspray (Seaweed, Marriot Lincolnshire); Smokey Joe’s Café (Cape Playhouse); Dreamgirls (C.C.,NCT); Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse, 5th Avenue). Film: Finding Me: Truth. BFA: CCM
First National Tour! Broadway: West Side Story. Favorite Regional/European: [title of show], Avenue Q, …Spelling Bee, Into the Woods. Graduate of the B-W Conservatory of Music. Thank you to my friends, family, colleagues, and teachers. Thank you THE BOOK OF MORMON team for being amazing! Special thank you to Mom, Dad, Jade and T.J.
Broadway: The Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Off- Broadway: Fat Camp, Play It Cool. National Tour: The Addams Family. Other credits: White Noise (Chicago), The Addams Family (Chicago), HAIR—Woof (Arizona Theatre Co.), Urinetown—Bobby (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner-Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie), West Side Story (Tony), The Fantasticks (Matt).
(STANDBY ELDER PRICE)
Next to Normal (Henry, MTC); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Stage West Calgary); Billy Elliot (First National Tour); West Side Story (Theatre St. John’s); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Charlottetown); Oberon, Anything Goes, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan). TV: Bomb Girls (Global); Training: Sheridan College Music Theatre Program. Thanks to Bruce and the gang at TH, and to my mom and brother for teaching me to believe.
Broadway credits include THE BOOK OF MORMON, Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls and The Wiz. Recipient of an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the 2010 NYMF production of The Great Unknown. Penned the theme song to the ABC-TV soap Loving, performed by Johnny Mathis. Numerous television commercials and radio voiceovers.
National Tours: Dreamgirls (Effie White u/s), Hairspray (Cindy Watkins/Dynamite) Regional Favorites: Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph…, Parade. AMDA-NY Alum! She would like to thank her loving family and beautiful friends for all their love and constant support. Also, Dulcina Eisen Associates for always believing. PK for life!!
HAIR (Broadway, West End, National Tour), The Color Purple (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (Las Vegas), Black Nativity, Macbeth, and Trojan Women (The Classical Theatre of Harlem). She is a proud AEA member and excited to be touring with BOM. Much LOVE to my family and friends, who keep me grounded.
CAROLE DENISE JONES
Jones is extremely happy to be a part of this great cast. She is from VA and studied musical theater at James Madison University. National Tours: Whistle Down the Wind (Candy), Mamma Mia!. She has also done several great regional theater productions. Proud AEA member.
Mykal is a good old Florida boy…never meaning no harm! Theater credits: HAIR (Broadway), King Lear (EPBB), 5 Guys Named Moe (Casa Mañana), From My Hometown (Milwaukee Rep), and developmental readings of Motown (dir. Charles Randolph-Wright), Pippin (dir. Diane Paulus), and Rocket Science (dir. Kathleen Marshall). Thanks and Love to my Fam, Teachers, Loves, and Shugs!!!
Credits: “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” (Singer/Dancer), Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl (Fender), All American Rejects “Beekeeper’s Daughter” music video (Feat. Dancer), L.A.’s critically acclaimed For The Record Series: Tarantino and John Hughes, Broadway Rocks Anaheim (choreographer). Thank you AEA and Shelli at MSA Agency. For Mom, Dad, Mark and Family!
Antyon is thrilled to join THE BOOK OF MORMON. Credits include: Hairspray (National Tour, 2007), American Idol (Fox, 2009), La Cage (The Arts Center Hilton Head), Aida (Gateway Playhouse), Mama, I Want to Sing! (New World Stages NYC). He sends his love and thanks to his family, friends & Beau for their continuous love and support.
(ENSEMBLE, ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN)
Douglas is a transfer missionary directly from the original Broadway cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON. National Tours: RENT, Dreamgirls (Apollo Theatre). Fav’ Regional/Workshops: To Kill a Mockingbird (Hartford Stage Co.), Pirates (Huntington Theatre Co.), Band Geeks (Goodspeed Musicals), Holler if ya Hear Me (Directed by Kenny Leon). BFA, The Hartt School. Parents & CLA I love you. “Dream Big, Dream Fierce.”
Kimberly is thrilled to be ringing doorbells everywhere! Broadway: Sister Act (Deloris u/s, performed opposite Carolee Carmello). National/International Tours: Dreamgirls, Hairspray, and The Wedding Singer. A Brooklyn native and Dartmouth College graduate. Kimberly is humbled and grateful for this opportunity, and will forever thank family, friends, CLA, and MA for their endless love and support. BII.
Recipient of a NAACP award. Nominated Best Lead Actress by the Helen Hayes 2005 Awards for Yellowman (Arena Stage). World Premieres: Dan Dietz’s Clementine in the Lower 9 and Robert O’Hara’s Booty Candy. Additional Theatre: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Theatre Company and Goodspeed Opera House. TV and Film: Law and Order and All My Children.
KEVIN MICHAEL MURPHY
Credits: Awesome 80s Prom (Off-Bway), various musical/comedy shows at NYMF, NYCFringe, and UCB, as well as the creator of the critically acclaimed concert series, “If It Only Even Runs a Minute”. B.M.-JMU, M.A.- NYU (Steinhardt). Thanks to the entire BOM team, Phoenix Artists, and the most supportive parents a guy could ever want.
Mike is grateful and thrilled to be making his tour debut with this cast and crew. Regional credits include Next to Normal (Gabe; Regional Premier), Love Changes Everything and Jesus Christ Superstar at Pittsburgh CLO, Make Someone Happy. Other favorites: HAIR, Evita, Anything Goes, Urinetown. Many thanks to my friends and dedicated, with love, to my all-incredible family for their support.
JEFFREY DAVID SEARS
Jeffrey is ridiculously psyched to be a part of such a momentous production with such a brilliant creative team. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod). Regional: City of Angels (Jimmy Powers) Goodspeed. Carnegie Mellon University. BFA University of Kansas. All his humor and humility come from great friends, beautiful parents and a really awesome big brother.
Marisha is ecstatic to be a part of THE BOOK OF MORMON! Off Broadway: Sistas (Simone/Gloria/Tamika). Regional: Portland Center Stage: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), One Night with Janis Joplin (Blues Singer/ Vocalist); Rent (Joanne), Dreamgirls (Effie), HAIR (Dionne). East Carolina University Alum! Thanks to Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister, Michael, BOM team, and love of my life Dom! Blessed and Highly Favored!
Bud is psyched to be a part of this amazing show. He would like to thank the creative team, Carrie Gardner, Abrams Artists and his friends and family for their constant love and support!
CHRISTIAN DANTE WHITE
Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Original Charlie and Victoria) NY: The Wiz (Scarecrow), Lost In the Stars, Cotton Club Parade. Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys, Jersey Boys (Vegas). National Tour: Hairspray (Seaweed). TV: A Mann’s World (NBC, Pilot). Thank you: Headline, Mom, Family, dedicated to Grandma.
Tours/Regional: Dreamgirls; The All Night Strut; Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali (Sundiata); Olympic Spirit: The Jesse Owens Story (Jesse Owens); Junie B. Jones. Other: POPart, The Musical; For the Love of Christ, etc. Multiple concerts throughout US, Germany & London. Much love to Mom & family for your support.
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