The Book Of Mormon juggernaut shows no signs of abating. The Tony-winning musical, which recouped its initial investment in eight months and has a precedent-setting $40 million advance sale on Broadway, is now getting ready to hit the road with two road companies. The first stop, a three-week run in Denver, just sold out in only five hours. Tickets will begin selling shortly for a 12-week run in Los Angeles. Broadway is certainly perilous — Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will have to play for years for investors to have a shot at recouping that $75 million investment — but when these stage productions work as well as The Book Of Mormon, Wicked and Jersey Boys, they mint money forever and are a better bet than movies. And there is an eventual movie down the road, as is the case with all three of those hits.
'Book Of Mormon' Road Company Sells Out Denver Run In Five Hours
What's Hot on Deadline
'Transformers: The Last Knight' Running Out Of Gas With $15M Opening Day; 5-Day Outlook Now At $63M-$65M
'Quantico': Priyanka Chopra Among 4 Cast Members Returning For Season 3, Michael Seitzman Set As New Showrunner