Broadway's Book of Mormon Stars Light Empire State Building to Celebrate 5th Birthday
Stars from The Book of Mormon celebrated the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway by lighting the Empire State Building on March 4. The musical officially opened March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
On hand for the event were current principal cast members Nic Rouleau, Christopher John O'Neill, Nikki Renée Daniels, and Daniel Breaker, alongside company members Grey Hanson, John Eric Parker, Derrick Williams, Tyson Jennette, Lewis Cleale, Nick Spangler, Tommar Wilson, Maia Nkenge Wilson.
Written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon won 2011 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book, among several others. It tells the story of two Mormon missionaries who get more than they bargained for when they're sent to AIDS-ravaged Uganda.