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Jared Gertner Replaces Josh Gad in Broadway's The Book of Mormon

Jared Gertner Replaces Josh Gad  in Broadway's The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon understudy Jared Gertner will assume the leading role of Elder Cunningham in the Tony-winning musical on June 7. Original star and Tony nominee Josh Gad left the production on June 6 to star in the new NBC sitcom 1600 Penn. The Book of Mormon's other Tony-nominated star Andrew Rannells will depart the production on ...

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Believe! The Book of Mormon Live Tweets Second Annual Fan Performance

Believe! The Book of Mormon Live Tweets Second Annual Fan Performance

Broadway juggernaut The Book of Mormon is celebrating its first year on Broadway with a free fan performance at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on June 6 at 2PM. This is the second time the Tony-winning musical will offer a free performance for their devoted fans. Click here to get live tweets from the Mormon cast as they take the stage ...

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Josh Gad Sets Departure Date from The Book of Mormon

Josh Gad Sets Departure Date from The Book of Mormon

Tony-nominated actor Josh Gad will depart the Tony-winning production of The Book of Mormon on June 6, according to the actor’s Twitter page. Gad is leaving to star and co-executive produce the new NBC White House comedy 1600 Penn. No announcement has been made about who will replace Gad as Elder Cunningham in the blockbuster musical.

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Watch the Explosive Frat House Antics of Book of Mormon's Josh Gad on 1600 Penn

Watch the Explosive Frat House Antics of Book of Mormon's Josh Gad on 1600 Penn

Tony-nominated The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad will soon say farewell to Broadway to star in the upcoming NBC series 1600 Penn. In the comedy Gad plays the goofball son of the U.S. President (Bill Pullman), who may just turn out to be the glue that keeps his family together. In a clip of the show Gad and ...

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NBC Picks Up Josh Gad White House Comedy 1600 Penn

NBC Picks Up Josh Gad White House Comedy 1600 Penn

NBC has ordered 1600 Penn, the White House comedy featuring The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad, to series, according to Deadline.com. In addition to starring in the series, Gad will serve as a co-executive producer. Jason Winer directed the pilot episode. No start date for the series has been announced at this time.

1600 Penn follows a dysfunctional ...

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The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad in Talks to Co-Star in Steve Jobs Bio Movie

The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad in Talks to Co-Star in Steve Jobs Bio Movie

The Book of Mormon Tony nominee Josh Gad is in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the Steve Jobs biofilm Jobs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gad would co-star with previously announced star Ashton Kutcher, who will portray Jobs.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, Jobs will chronicle the late Jobs’ transformation from Northern California hippie to co-founder of ...

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Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Megan Hilty & More Light Up the Night at MCC's Miscast Gala

Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Megan Hilty & More Light Up the Night at MCC's Miscast Gala
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TV and stage stars Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Megan Hilty were just a few of the many famous faces on hand at MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala. The star-studded event, held on March 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, honored the creators of the current MCC production Carrie, composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and writer Lawrence D. Cohen. Highlights from ...

Jenna Elfman to Play Josh Gad’s Stepmom in 1600 Penn Pilot

 Jenna Elfman to Play Josh Gad’s Stepmom in 1600 Penn Pilot

Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman will play the First Lady and stepmother to The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad in the NBC pilot, 1600 Penn, according to Deadline.com. In addition to starring, Gad will also serve as co-writer and executive producer of the presidential comedy. Elfman joins previously announced stars Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow. 

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Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Talks Starring in Animal House on Chelsea Lately

Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Talks Starring in Animal House on Chelsea Lately

The Book of Mormon funny man Josh Gad joined comedian Chelsea Handler on her late-night talk show for a few laughs on March 13. The Tony nominee, who is currently in L.A. filming his new TV pilot 1600 Penn, charmed the Chelsea Lately audience with tales of how a waitress once mistook him for late comedian John Belushi, so ...

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Norm Lewis, Jan Maxwell, Josh Gad & More Join MCC’s Miscast 2012 Gala

Norm Lewis, Jan Maxwell, Josh Gad & More Join MCC’s Miscast 2012 Gala

Norm Lewis, Jan Maxwell, Nicole Parker and The Book of Mormon stars Josh Gad and Rory O’Malley have been added as performers for MCC’s Miscast 2012 gala. MCC’s annual gala features actors performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. The actors join previously announced stars Jonathan Groff, Nikki M. James and Smash's Megan Hilty. The ...

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Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Nominated for Breakout Performer at Comedy Awards

Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Nominated for Breakout Performer at Comedy Awards

The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad has earned a Comedy Award nomination for Breakout Performer of the Year. Gad will compete for the honor against fellow comedians Zooey Deschanel, Donald Glover, Melissa McCarthy and Jason Sudeikis. The winner will be announced April 26, with the second annual awards ceremony broadcast May 6 on Comedy Central.

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Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow Join Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad in NBC Pilot 1600 Penn

Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow Join Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad in NBC Pilot 1600 Penn

Broadway veteran Bill Pullman will play the President of the United States and father to The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad in the new NBC pilot 1600 Penn, according to EW.com. As previously reported, Gad will serve as co-writer and executive producer of the new comedy. Brittany Snow has also joined the cast to play the first daughter ...

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Watch Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Belt '80s Classic 'Take On Me' on Late Night

Watch Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Belt '80s Classic 'Take On Me' on Late Night

The Book of Mormon’s leading missionaries Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during the show's Broadway Week to preach the good word to the audience. While on Fallon's couch, the hilarious duo discussed the power of Twitter, bribing their way to late night TV and even performed the classic '80s song “Take On ...

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MTV Animated Series Good Vibes, Featuring The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Canceled

MTV Animated Series Good Vibes, Featuring The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Canceled

MTV has decided not to pick up the new animated comedy Good Vibes, starring The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, for a second season, according to Deadline.com. MTV honchos “felt that the series didn’t attract a broad enough audience to justify another season.”

In Good Vibes, Gad voiced the main character Mondo, a chubby New Jersey teenager ...

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Celebrate a Year of Laughs with an All-New Book of Mormon Squigs Sketch

Celebrate a Year of Laughs with an All-New Book of Mormon Squigs Sketch

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster The Book of Mormon celebrates its one-year anniversary of delighting (and shocking) audiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on February 24. To mark the occasion, Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson revisited the hit musical to sketch the all-star team behind the rialto’s hottest ticket. In this fun portrait, Squigs highlights show stars (from left) Michael ...

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The Book of Mormon Cast Recording Earns Grammy Award

The Book of Mormon Cast Recording Earns Grammy Award

The original cast recording of The Book of Mormon won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, beating out the recordings of current Broadway revivals of Anything Goes and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The album's win is credited to composers/lyricists/producers Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, producers Anne Garefino, Stephen Oremus ...

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Mormon Men Gad & Rannells on the 'Thrill' of a Grammy Nom, Plus Plans for a Justin Bieber Cover Album

Mormon Men Gad & Rannells on the 'Thrill' of a Grammy Nom, Plus Plans for a Justin Bieber Cover Album

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner and come February 12, The Book of Mormon’s leading men, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, may be able to add “Grammy winner” to their ever-growing resumes. As previously reported, the Tony-winning musical scored a nomination for Best Musical Theater Cast Album, and for the first time, the Grammys are ...

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Josh Gad to Star in NBC Pilot 1600 Penn and New Film The Game, Opposite James Franco

 Josh Gad to Star in NBC Pilot 1600 Penn and New Film The Game, Opposite James Franco

The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad will now star in his new NBC pilot 1600 Penn, according to Deadline.com. As previously reported, Gad will serve as co-writer and executive producer of the new comedy, which the network just ordered to film. Gad is also in negotiations to headline the new film The Game, alongside James Franco. Gad would ...

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Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad Will Star in Animated Me & My Shadow

Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad Will Star in Animated Me & My Shadow

The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad will star in the new DreamWorks animated film Me & My Shadow, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gad will join Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader and Kate Hudson in the film, directed by Alessandro Carloni (How to Train Your Dragon), which is set to hit theaters November 13, 2013.

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Book of Mormon Stars Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells and More Extend Run Through February 2013

Book of Mormon Stars Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells and More Extend Run Through February 2013

The original principal cast of the hit musical The Book of Mormon will continue in the show until February 2013. Tony nominees Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Rory O’Malley, Tony winner Nikki M. James and Michael Potts have all signed on to play another year on Broadway. The Tony-winning musical will celebrate its one-year anniversary on February 24 at the Eugene ...

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The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Aims to Finally Tackle a Resolution That's Haunted Him for 20 Years

The Book of Mormon's Josh Gad Aims to Finally Tackle a Resolution That's Haunted Him for 20 Years

As the curtain goes down on 2011, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2012. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

JOSH GAD (Elder Cunningham in The Book ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Choose Three Groovy Leading Men to Play Austin Powers on Broadway

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Choose Three Groovy Leading Men to Play Austin Powers on Broadway

The hit movie franchise Austin Powers will soon bring its swinging '60s style to the Great White Way. Broadway.com asked readers to vote for which funny actor they would most like to see play the international man of mystery. The votes are in, and readers narrowed down the list to three shag-tastic actors. Take a look at the results ...

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The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Teaches Jon Stewart the History of Christmas on The Daily Show

The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad Teaches Jon Stewart the History of Christmas on The Daily Show

The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad returned to his former stomping ground at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on December 12 to appear in a hilarious seasonal sketch as founding father Benjamin Franklin. After learning The History Channel inaccurately reported a story about the history of Christmas, Stewart decided to travel back in time (via DeLorean, obviously!) to ...

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The Book of Mormon Recoups Initial Broadway Capitalization

The Book of Mormon Recoups Initial Broadway Capitalization

The Book of Mormon recouped its initial capitalization during the week ending November 27, 2011. The show has broken the house record at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre 22 times, continually grossing more than $1 million a week since opening on March 24.

"We’re very gratified by the response to our show and look forward to welcoming theatergoers to the O’Neill ...

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Trey Parker Is a Wicked Fan, Reeve Carney Wants to Turn On the Dark and Other Lessons of the Week

Trey Parker Is a Wicked Fan, Reeve Carney Wants to Turn On the Dark and Other Lessons of the Week

As another busy week on the Great White Way comes to a close, Broadway.com is ready to revisit the top stories of the last seven days. Between scandalous convent members, celebrity super fans and Broadway weddings, it's a lot to keep up with. Need a reminder of what's been going on online lately? Read on for our recap of ...

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