SIRIUS XM TO LAUNCH RADIO CHANNEL FOR
THE BOOK OF MORMON
LIMITED RUN CHANNEL AIRS JUNE 11-12,
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH CAST, CREATIVE TEAM
AND SONGS FROM THE CAST RECORDING
NEW YORK – Prior to this Sunday’s Tony Awards®, Sirius XM Radio is pleased to announce “The Book of Mormon Radio,” a two-day limited run channel featuring exclusive content about THE BOOK OF MORMON, the new Broadway musical by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Bobby Lopez.
“The Book of Mormon Radio” will air on channel 104 from Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 AM ET through Sunday, June 12 at 11:59 PM ET.
THE BOOK OF MORMON has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production was awarded with the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Best Music (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Lyrics (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Actor in a Musical (Josh Gad) and Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
“The Book of Mormon Radio” will feature interviews with the show’s Tony-nominated cast and creative team: “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Bobby Lopez; co-director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw; producer Anne Garefino and starsJosh Gad and Andrew Rannells.
The exclusive channel will also include selections from the cast recording from Ghostlight Records, which is being released on Tuesday, June 7. The special will include the songs “All American Prophet,” “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream,” “I Believe,” “Baptize Me,” “Joseph Smith American Moses” and “Tomorrow Is A Latter Day”.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The world premiere musical is choreographed by five-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
THE BOOK OF MORMON stars 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, with Lewis Cleale, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production also features Graham Bowen, Ta’Rea Campbell, Jared Gertner, Tyson Jennette, Valisia LeKae, Douglas Lyons, and Nick Spangler.
Stone and Parker have earned four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for South Park, which is now in its 15th season. Their films include South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Academy Award nomination for Best Song) and Team America: World Police.
Lopez co-created Avenue Q, earning 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Cast Album. He has also penned Finding Nemo: The Musical with Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as the original musical Up Here.
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