'The Book of Mormon' to return to Broadway in November

June 16 (UPI) -- Long-running musical The Book of Mormon will return Broadway in November.

Producers for the musical comedy announced Wednesday on Twitter that performances will resume Nov. 5 at Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York.


"Wanna know something INCREDIBLE?! The Book of Mormon returns to Broadway November 5, 2021," the post reads.

The Book of Mormon features music, lyrics and a book by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and composer Robert Lopez. The musical follows a pair of Mormon missionaries in Uganda.

"When Broadway shut down, so many amazing and talented people were put out of work, many of whom had become family to us," Parker, Stone and Lopez said in a joint statement. "As writers and as fans we are so ready for the 'Great Broadway Comeback' and are so glad that our show can be a part of it. Can't wait to be back with the entire team and our wonderful cast, crew and orchestra."

Deadline said aspects of the show may be revised. Earlier this year, 20 actors from the original and most recent Broadway casts signed a letter asking writers and producers to reevaluate elements of the show deemed racially problematic.


The original Broadway cast included Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. Casting for the new shows will be announced in the coming weeks, with tickets to go on sale June 28.

Scott Rudin, a producer on The Book of Mormon, stepped back from the show and his other projects on Broadway in April after apologizing for "troubling interactions with colleagues."

The Book of Mormon will also resume West End performances Nov. 15 at Prince of Wales Theatre in London. The show will begin a U.K. tour in October.

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