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THE BOOK OF MORMON's Cast Recording is #3 on Billboard's Top 200

WINNER! TONY AWARD – BEST MUSICAL

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“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.

Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege

of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”

Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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THE BOOK OF MORMON’S ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING

IS #3 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200

HIGHEST CHARTING BROADWAY CAST ALBUM IN 42 YEARS

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The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON is #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums this week, in figures released by the publication today.   THE BOOK OF MORMON is the first Broadway cast recording to break into Billboard’s Top 10 since the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hair in 1969, passing the positions of other top-selling cast recordings over the years, such as Dreamgirls, which reached #11 in 1982 and Rent, which reached #19 in 1996.   Already the biggest selling digital release of a cast recording of all time, THE BOOK OF MORMON’s cast recording is #1 on the digital release chart this week, selling more albums than such artists as Adele and All Time Low.  

Released by Ghostlight Records, THE BOOK OF MORMON’s cast recording features a color booklet with production photos, complete lyrics and liner notes by Frank Rich, and is available in stores and for online purchasing. 

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, 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 features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone.   The world premiere musical is choreographed by 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 Hatimbiwith 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.

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.  

Tickets are available at Telecharge.comby calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Eugene O’Neill box office (230 West 49th Street). 

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