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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Book of Mormon" tickets on sale Friday

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM

It’s years since people — including people who don’t necessarily see much theater, let alone musicals — have been this excited about a touring show.


But The Book of Mormon is no ordinary musical comedy about two naïve missionaries plopped down in war-torn Uganda. Its irreverent, not to say scabrous pedigree lies with the creators of a crudely animated, intelligently rude hit cable-TV series about foul-mouthed children.

And now Mormon, improbably, has swept the respectable critics’ awards, with nine Tonys, including best musical, a Grammy for the Broadway cast album, and many more.

No less than New York Times critic Ben Brantley has called this brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, “the best musical of this century.”

At 9 a.m. this Friday, single tix go on sale for the national tour’s 16 performances at the Benedum Center, courtesy of PNC Broadway Across America. Tickets start at $36. Sell-outs are entirely possible.

Tickets are available at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-4800 or at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown.

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