Praise the Lord! Theatergoers dying to land tickets to the smash hit "Book of Mormon," which sold out in less than two hours for its San Francisco run, may have their prayers answered.
Producers today confirmed they will hold a daily lottery for a limited number of $29 seats to the blockbuster musical, which won nine Tony awards including best musical. The latest lampoon from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of "South Park," the show's breathlessly anticipated five-week engagement runs Nov. 27-Dec. 30 at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Still a hot ticket on Broadway, "Mormon" has galvanized fans of Cartman and the gang as well as the usual culture vulture set.
Entries for the lottery will be accepted two hours before each performance. Names will be drawn 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $29, cash only. Winners, who may purchase two tickets only, must be present at the time of the drawing and show a valid photo ID.
This outrageous satire of Mormonism and other religions, such as Broadway, has generated a frenzy over tickets. While seats are normally priced at $40-$250, some fans have been shelling out as much as $900 for a single seat on the scalper market. For details on the lottery process, call 888-746-1799 or go to www.shnsf.com
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