Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells
Initial casting has been announced for The Book of Mormon, a new musical comedy by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez. As previously reported, the show will begin previews at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on February 24, in anticipation of a March 24 opening. The show will be co-directed by Parker and Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw, who will choreograph the production.

The musical follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

The cast will feature Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi.

The company will also include Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The production will feature 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, with music supervision by Stephen Oremus.

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