Everyone in New York is either trying to get tickets to The Book of Mormon, or is boasting about having seen it. Written by the creators of “South Park,” the play has been a massive success since its debut on Broadway in 2011—and according to their ticketing site, all current performances are sold-out.
One student has worked out a better way to get into the show: Star in it.
Ben Platt, CC ’16, will join the national touring cast as sidekick Elder Cunningham, beginning with a Dec. 11 performance in Chicago, according to Playbill.
Platt previously showed off his singing chops in “Pitch Perfect,” as Benji, a social-awkward yet lovable geek who tries to break into his college’s a capella scene along with his charming (and cocky) roommate Jesse (Skylar Astin).
At Columbia, Platt is in an a cappella group, performing with Columbia’s Nonsequitur, and will take on the main role of “Claude” in CMTS’ HAIR on Nov. 15, 16, and 18 before hitting the road with The Book of Mormon.
Stay tuned for updates!