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2014-15 season: ‘Pippin,’ ‘Kinky Boots’ are Denver-bound!

(To see video montages from many of the newly announced shows, click here)

Denver Center Attractions’ 2014-15 season kicks off Sept. 6 with back-to-back visits from the most recent Tony Award winners for best revival of a musical and best musical: Pippin and Kinky Boots.

It was previously announced that Denver would launch the national touring production of Pippin, continuing the city’s burgeoning reputation as a premiere location to christen new national tours. Pippin plays here from Sept. 6-20. Kinky Boots, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, follows Oct. 29-Nov. 9.

The six-show subscription package also will include Motown the Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Annie in the Buell Theatre, as well as Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking! in the Garner Galleria Theatre.

"Book of Mormon" books return ticket to Denver in 2015; tickets on sale Nov. 25 

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The Book of Mormon national tour made Denver its first city in 2012, its first second city in 2013, and in 2015, it will make Denver its first third city. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Book of Mormon, which finishes its record-breaking engagement at the Buell Theatre on Sunday, has announced a third Denver visit for Aug. 11-Sept. 13, 2015, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Denver Center Attractions and Denver Center Theatre Company 2013-14 subscribers will have first access to purchase tickets to the 2015 return. For those patrons, tickets go on sale  at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 20). An exclusive online-only pre-sale for American Express cardmembers will begin at the same time.

Tickets go on sale to the general public, online at the Denver Center box office, at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

Hey, look: “The Book of Mormon” lottery winners are real people

imageLocal actor Stefin Woolover, who recently appeared in The Edge Theatre’s “The House of Blue Leaves,” cashes in on his winnings.

By John Moore

When “The Book of Mormon” national touring production debuted in Denver last year, the 51,000 available seats moved in five hours. By the time the longer return engagement opened here on Tuesday, nearly all of the 111,506 seats already were snatched up.

What’s a “Mormon” acolyte to do? Your best chance of having your doorbell answered is to participate in the pre-show lottery, which makes 24 front-row seats available to lucky winners for just $25 each. 

DENVER (CBS4)- The Book of Mormon is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. Now the show is getting set to travel from the Big Apple on its national tour. The first stop: Denver.

CBS4′s Critic at Large Greg Moody shows why this announcement is so big, he had to travel to New York. Watch his report above.

The Book of Mormon will open for the national tour at the Buell Theatre in December 2012. Coloradans Trey Parker and Matt Stone co-wrote the play.

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Listen to THE BOOK OF MORMON

Can’t wait until THE BOOK OF MORMON plays for Denver audiences next year? You can listen to the whole Broadway recording by clicking the link above.

Colorado natives Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk to Jon Stewart about always wanting to write a musical and call THE BOOK OF MORMON a celebration of Mormonism by guys who aren’t Mormons.

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the new Broadway musical nominated for 14 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical, will launch its national tour in December 2012 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

“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 a homecoming,” said “South Park” creator Trey Parker. “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.”

"I am honored that Matt, Trey and the entire team have given Denver the nod to open their national tour at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts," said Randy Weeks, President of the DCPA. "The Book of Mormon has reinvented Broadway. It’s fantastic that the folks in Colorado will have the first opportunity to see the tour."

Read the complete press release.