Music

Musical 'Book of Mormon' breaks record in Atlanta

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Book of Mormon" has a new reason to boast: It just set the record for the highest weekly gross in history for a national tour.

The musical took in $2,802,606 over eight shows for the week ending Sunday at Atlanta's 4,678-seat Fox Theatre. It takes the crown from "Wicked," which had a one-week gross of $2,755,070 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis in 2012.

"The Book of Mormon" by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" composer Robert Lopez tells the story of two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda. "The Book of Mormon" won nine Tony Awards in 2011, including best musical. The show also won a Grammy Award and recouped its $11.4 million capitalization after just nine months.

Online: http://www.bookofmormonbroadway.com

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