LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, January 3, 2019 - THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Lincoln, Nebraska for the week ending December 16, 2018 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, grossing $1,054,405 for a standard 8-performance week.
Executive Director Bill Stephan said, “We were so pleased to welcome more than 15,000 people to the Lied Center for Performing Arts during the week of The Book of Mormon. It was a great success for our city, and demonstrates Lincoln’s continued support of the Lied’s Glenn Korff Broadway Series.”
The national tours of THE BOOK OF MORMON have broken 106 house records in 59 venues across North America. At Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, THE BOOK OF MORMON has broken the house record 50 times.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The production is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical; the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
THE BOOK OF MORMON features 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.
About the Lied Center for Performing Arts
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is “Nebraska’s Home for the Arts.” As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lied presents the world’s most iconic artists and offers major regional, national and international performances designed to educate, inspire and entertain audiences. We offer something for everyone, including the best of Broadway, symphony orchestra, dance, music, theater and family programs. The Lied also is committed to transforming lives through the power of the arts, and nearly all visiting artists work with students in the days leading up to their performance. The Lied Center and its programs are made possible through the generous 2018/2019 season support of Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust, the Glenn Korff Broadway Endowment, Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank & Trust Company. Major private patron investments support enhanced Broadway and classical music programming as well as the GK Platinum Artist Fund.