Matt Doyle to Join Broadway Cast of The Book of Mormon
By Adam Hetrick
Spring Awakening and War Horse actor Matt Doyle will take over as Elder Price in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of The Book of Mormon. He succeeds Nic Rouleau, who exits the New York company to open a new Chicago staging of the musical.
A start date for Doyle has not been announced. The current cast also features Tony Award winner Nikki M. James as Nabulungi, Will Blum as Elder Cunningham, Tony nominee Rory O'Mally as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi.
"South Park" creators-writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Tony-winning Avenue Q songwriter Robert Lopez collaborated on the script and score to the musical, which earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.
Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon opened to critical acclaim March 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Both earned Tony Awards for their work and repeat their duties for the tour.
The Book of Mormon has 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.
For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located at 230 W. 49th Street.
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