Matt Loehr Taps His Way Into Broadway's Book of Mormon Jan. 29
By Adam Hetrick
Matt Loehr, who recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Evita, takes over the role of Elder McKinley in the Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon Jan. 29 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
Loehr (Mary Poppins, The Producers, Movin' Out) takes over the role from Tony Award nominee Rory O'Malley, who originated the role of tap-dancing missionary. O'Malley played his final performance Jan. 27.
Matt Doyle stars as Elder Price opposite Jon Bass as Elder Cunninghman in the current Broadway production. Tony Award winner Nikki M. James continues her run as Nabulungi.
"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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