TORONTO'S NEW ''BOM'' SQUAD

Dec 29, 2012

By Bob Komsic

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BOM is the acronym for the runaway hit Broadway musical ”The Book of Mormon”, which is coming to Toronto in April.

One New York University drama student, BOM fanatic has seen the religious satire 11 times — and counting — on the Great White Way.

The 19-year-old says that’s nothing compared to some ”Book of Mormon” fans, who’ve seen the show upwards of 100 times.

That’s pretty common in the theatre world.

”American Idiot” director and co-writer Michael Mayer says by the time the show closed on Broadway, there were people who’d seen the show 50 or 60 times.

And theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber says during his recent U-K arena tour of ”Jesus Christ Superstar,” half-a-dozen fans saw all 24 dates.

Lloyd Webber says he’s also heard of some people have seen his ”Phantom of the Opera” more times than he has.

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