Asmeret Ghebremichael in The Book Of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre
The Book Of Mormon was only recently in the spotlight for announcing its latest booking extension in December but it’s already returned to the top of the pile in January 2016 as it reveals that Broadway performer Asmeret Ghebremichael will be joining the cast next month alongside KJ Hippensteel.
The casting of Ghebremichael ensures that audiences in the West End get a further taste of Broadway as the performer has previously worked with the production across the Atlantic whilst also treading the boards with other shows over there as well.
The Book Of Mormon tells the story of Mormon missionaries who head out to Uganda to spread the word of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But they face a problem when they find themselves in the war-torn African country – the locals are more concerned with serious problems like the ongoing war and the lack of food and have little time for religion.
The comedy features an array of songs like All American Prophet, Making Things Up Again, Spooky Mormon Dream Hell and Tomorrow Is A Latter Day, amongst others.
Asmeret Ghebremichael is no stranger to the work of The Book Of Mormon, having appeared in the musical on Broadway in 2011, and now she joins the show in the role of Nabulungi. She has appeared in a wealth of productions on the other side of the Atlantic and this ensures that she will be bringing plenty of experience to the table at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Her credits include Legally Blonde The Musical, Elf The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Wicked. Whilst these gigs have undoubtedly kept her busy she has also found time to appear on television and in films as well.
But for The Book Of Mormon in the West End she joins a cast that also includes the mentioned Hippensteel, plus Brian Sears, Richard Lloyd-King and Stephen Ashfield.
The Book Of Mormon can still be seen by crowds at the Prince of Wales Theatre with the new cast change taking place on Monday 1st February 2016.