Launch of “The Book of Mormon Radio” channel on SiriusXM
NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 / PRNewswire / – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that “The Book of Mormon Radio,” the two-day channel featuring exclusive content on The Book of Mormon, the new Broadway musical by South Park creators Trey parker and Matte stone and Avenue Q co-creator Bobby lopez, will be broadcast on channel 104.
The limited edition channel will launch the day before this Sunday’s TonyÂ® Awards, saturday 11 june To 6 a.m. ET and will pass through Sunday June 12 To 11:59 p.m. ET.
âThe Book of Mormon Radioâ will feature interviews with the cast and creative team of the Tony-nominated show: South Park creators Trey parker and Matte stone and Avenue Q co-creator Bobby lopez; co-director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, producer Anne Garefino and stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannell.
The exclusive channel will also include selections from the recording from the cast of Ghostlight Records, released on Tuesday June 7. SiriusXM listeners will hear “All-American Prophet”, “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream”, “I Believe”, “Baptize Me”, “American Joseph Smith Moses“and” Tomorrow is a last day “.
The Book of Mormon was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Best Music (Trey parker, Robert lopez, Matte stone), Best Lyrics (Trey parker, Robert lopez, Matte stone), Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey parker) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen oremus), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey parker, Robert lopez, Matte stone), Best Actor in a Musical (Josh Gad) and Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey parker) and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
Stone and Parker have won four Emmy AwardsÂ® and a Peabody Award for South Park, which is now in its 15th season. Their films include South Park: bigger, longer and uncut (Academy Award nomination for best song) and Team America: World Police.
Lopez co-created Avenue Q, winning the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and a GrammyÂ® nomination for Best Album with Cast. He also wrote Finding Nemo: The Musical with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as the original Broadway musical Here.
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