Travelers looking to catch Broadway’s smash-hit musical “The Book of Mormon” will soon have options other than searching for flights to New York City. It was recently announced that the musical will have a second home in Chicago beginning in December 2012.
Snagging “Mormon” is seen as a big coup for the Windy City. The musical quickly became one of the most sought-after titles in production after winning nine Tony Awards back in June. New York shows are already sold out well into 2012 and the musical is routinely grossing more than $1 million per week.
Chicago’s Bank of America Theater offers almost double the occupancy of New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, which means the Chicago version could pull nearly $2 million per show.
“Mormon” is initially booked for a 12-week run in Chicago, but all indications are that the Windy City will become a long-running second home for the production. “The Book of Mormon” was written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone alongside “Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez.
Source: Chicago Tribune