THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will celebrate its first anniversary on Broadway on March 24. In celebration of the show's first year on Broadway, the production today announced a free fan performance, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 PM, for entrants of the show's wildly popular ticket lottery.
This is the second time that THE BOOK OF MORMON has offered a free performance, giving lottery entrants a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical. THE BOOK OF MORMON opened on Broadway on March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street).
A limited number of tickets for each performance are sold through the lottery. Entries are accepted at the box office beginning two hours prior to each performance. The ticket lottery has attracted as many as 600 people at some performances. The producers, cast and creative team for THE BOOK OF MORMON agreed to offer a free performance for the fans who have been lining up for a chance to see the hit musical.
"The show's success has been awesome, but we know how hard it's been for some people to get tickets," said Trey Parker. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate our one year anniversary."
Starting today through Sunday May 20, all lottery entries, whether win or lose, will count as one entry in the sweepstakes toward winning tickets for the free performance. Only complete and legible lottery forms will be considered valid for entry.
If you have multiple lottery entries, they will count multiple times toward winning free tickets for the performance. A Foursquare check-in through the quick response (QR) code in front of the theatre will also count toward an additional entry.
Winners will be selected on or around May 21. All winners will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the performance via email and will be asked to confirm their attendance. Detailed check-in information will be sent via email.
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 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; 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.