Beats Jesus Christ Superstar and Me and My Girl in rankings of longest-running musicals in West End theatre history.
Award-winning musical The Book Of Mormon has reached a major new milestone in the West End.
The London production of the hit Broadway show has now leap-frogged Jesus Christ Superstar and Me and My Girl to become the 17th longest running musical in West End theatre history.
As of tonight, 20 December 2022, The Book of Mormon has run for 3391 performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, where it started in 2013.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar opened in 1972 at the Palace Theatre, and ran for 3357 performances, making it previously the 17th longest-running show. It was followed by the revival of Me and My Girl in the 18th spot, which opened in 1985 at the Adelphi Theatre starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson, and ran for 3303 performances.
The Olivier and Tony Award winning Best New Musical is from the creators of South Park, and is now booking to 18 March 2023 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.
Earlier this year Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice celebrated 50 years of their productions being in the West End, with their first being Jesus of Christ Superstar.
The Book of Mormon currently stars Dom Simpson as ‘Elder Price’, Tom Xander as ‘Elder Cunningham’, Leanne Robinson as ‘Nabulungi’, plus Steven Webb, Richard Lloyd-King, Haydn Oakley and Edward Baruwa.
The musical follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get – Uganda. As they attempt to bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to a community ravaged by War Lords and disease, the pair find their friendship and faith tested by the extreme situations they find themselves in.
The show is co-directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw, with set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting by Brian Macdevitt and sound by Brian Ronan. Choreography is by Nicholaw, orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, and music supervision and vocal arrangements by Oremus.