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The Book of Mormon to Launch National Tour in Denver

The Book of Mormon to Launch National Tour in Denver
Andrew Rannells & Josh Gad in 'The Book of Mormon'
'The Book of Mormon' will recruit followers nationwide beginning in December 2012.

The Book of Mormon is already eyeing a West End bow, and now comes news that the Tony-nominated musical will launch a national tour beginning in December 2012. The tour will kick off in Denver with other cities to be announced shortly.

"We can’t tell you how much it means to us to open the tour in the state in which we grew up.  It’s like coming home," Mormon co-creator/director Trey Parker in a statement "We can’t wait to play the show across America and the fact that we’re getting the chance to start where we grew up is an incredible bonus and very humbling."

The Book of Mormon follows two mismatched missionaries who are sent to Uganda to spread word of their religion. However, upon arrival the duo learns their training hardly prepared them for the unsettling realities of African life.

Featuring a score and book by South Park creators Parker and Matt Stone alongside Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway on March 24, 2011 and quickly became a sold-out hit. The musical, which is co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, recently nabbed 14 Tony nominations.

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