This morning, AM New York reported that after Scott Rudin dropped out as producer of the upcoming Broadway production of CLYBOURNE PARK, which Jujamcyn Theatre owner Jordan Roth took over as producing that "rumors are spreading that Rudin, who is also lead producer of THE BOOK OF MORMON, is considering transferring the hit musical, which currently plays at Jujamcyn's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, to a Shubert theater merely out of spite."
Well, we went straight to the source and in a joint statement, Scott Rudin and Jordan Roth said, "We're longtime partners and good friends and have always had a great relationship. THE BOOK OF MORMON is a very happy tenant with a very happy theatre owner."
THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, just this week broke the house record of Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for the 27th time. The show earned $1,455,329 for the week ending Sunday, February 5, in the 1,068-seat O’Neill, one of Broadway’s smallest theatres.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The production is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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 Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON (Ghostlight) is nominated for the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
THE BOOK OF MORMON stars Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabulungi, Rory O’Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Lewis Cleale, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Graham Bowen, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Jared Gertner, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyson Jennette, Clark Johnsen, Valisia LeKae, Douglas Lyons, John Eric Parker, Nic Rouleau, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Jason Michael Snow, Nick Spangler, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson.