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Cody Jamison Strand & Dave Thomas Brown join the cast of The Book of Mormon on Broadway
Strand and Brown assume the roles of Elder Cunningham and Elder Price, respectively, in the smash hit Broadway musical.
We Believe! Broadway alums Dave Thomas Brown and Cody Jamison Strand join the cast of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Book of Mormon at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre tonight, assuming the leading roles of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively. Long-running stars Nic Rouleau and Brian Sears both played their final performances in the musical on February 18.
Mr. Brown previously made his Broadway debut in American Psycho in 2016 and also appeared in the National Tour of The Bridges of Madison County and in the off-Broadway productions of The Legend of Georgia McBride and Heathers: The Musical. Mr. Strand previously starred as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon on Broadway from May 2013 through to January 2014 and has also played the role on the show's National Tour.
The current principal cast of The Book of Mormon includes Dave Thomas Brown (as Elder Price), Cody Jamison Strand (as Elder Cunningham), Kim Exum (as Nabulungi), Stephen Ashfield (as Elder McKinley), and Billy Eugene Jones (as Mafala Hatimbi).
The Book of Mormon officially opened on 24 March 2011, following previews from 24 February, and features a book, music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and "South Park" creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone.
Synopsis: The Book of Mormon 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 musical won a total of nine Tony Awards in 2011, including "Best Musical," and has been a box office hit with a regular house attendence of over 100% ever since.
The show is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and directed by Nicholaw and Trey Parker - joint winners of the 2011 Tony Award for "Best Direction of a Musical".
The creative team also features music supervision by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, and sound design by Brian Ronan.
The Book of Mormon Tickets are available now for performances through to October 21, 2018.