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The Book of Mormon: Daniel Breaker to play Mafala
Tony Award-nominee Daniel Breaker has tweeted that he will join the cast of the 2011 Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon in Feb 2014, assuming the role of 'Mafala' from original cast member Michael Potts. Dates to be confirmed.
I'm pleased to join the @BookofMormon this Feb on B'way!!! Come see me play Mafala in this absolutely hilarious show!!! #LoveMormon"
Breaker was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as ' Youth' in 'Passing Strange.' His other Broadway credits include 'The Performers,' 'Shrek The Musical,' 'Cymbeline' and 'Well.'
The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on 24 Mar 2011, following previews from 24 Feb, and is currently booking through to 01 Feb 2015.
The show opened to excellent reviews: Bowls you over (newyorktheatreguide); Pleasure-giving musical (NY Times); Blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious (NY Daily News); A hit (NY Post); Hysterically funny and tunefully irresistible (NY1).
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 principal cast for The Book of Mormon currently stars Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham), Nic Rouleau (Elder Price), Syesha Mercado, Matt Loehr (Elder McKinley), Michael Potts (Mafala Hatimbi), Lewis Cleale (Missionary Training Center Voice/ Price's Dad, Joseph Smith, Mission President) and Brian Tyree Henry (General).
The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central’s landmark animated series, “South Park”. Tony Award-winner Lopez is composer and co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, 'Avenue Q.'
The musical won nine 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been a box office hit with a regular house attendence of 102%.
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 Book of Mormon's creative team 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. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus.
Parker and Stone make their Broadway musical writing debut with The Book of Mormon. Parker and Stone have won four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for “South Park,” the team’s controversial, critically acclaimed series, which airs on Comedy Central.