"The Book of Mormon" returns to Hollywood's Pantages Theatre Tuesday, January 21st. It's a limited 16-week run. The hit Broadway show won 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Two of the stars stopped by Studio 11 LA; David Larsen, who plays Elder Price, and Cody James Strand, who plays Elder Cunningham.
The LA production of "The Book of Mormon" will also include a pre-show lottery for tickets. There's a limited number available for $25. Fans need to arrive two-and-a-half hours before the show to take part in the lottery. For more information go to hollywoodpantages.com or bookofmormonthemusical.com.
The national tours of THE BOOK OF MORMON have broken 47 house records in 22 venues across the country. At Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, THE BOOK OF MORMON has broken the house record 45 times.
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.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording forTHE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
DAVID LARSEN (Elder Price). Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody (Chris Alvaro), American Idiot (Tunny), Billy Elliot (Tony u/s), Good Vibrations (Bobby). TV: Boston Public (3 episode guest star). Regional: Leading roles at Hollywood Bowl, Marriott Lincolnshire, St. Louis Rep, KC Starlight, Bay Street Theatre, and Goodspeed. Contributor for Just Desserts NYC. Oregon native with a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.
(Elder Cunningham). Fresh from the Broadway
company of The Book of Mormon.
Proud to hold a BFA in Acting from the University of South Dakota. He sends out
huge love to his mom, dad, brother and sister. Massive gratitude to everyone at
TKO. And thank you to the brilliant creative and casting team for this
unforgettable opportunity. For Grandma Betty, Bob and Donna.