Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner to star in The Book of Mormon

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American performers Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner have been cast as the leads in the London production of The Book of Mormon.

The show opens in February next year at the Prince of Wales Theatre and the cast will also include Mark Anderson, Stephen Ashfield, Benjamin Brook, Daniel Buckley and Candace Furbert.

Creel, who will play Elder Price, has previously appeared in the West End in Hair at the Gielgud Theatre and as Bert in Mary Poppins.

Meanwhile, Gertner’s appearance in the London production of The Book of Mormon as Elder Cunningham will mark his West End debut.

Both performers are currently leading the company of the Los Angeles production of the musical, which has been written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with Robert Lopez.

The Broadway production of The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony awards, including best musical.

It is produced in the West End by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and Sonia Friedman Productions.

The musical is currently booking until June, 2013.

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