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July 27, 2012

Hippodrome confirms 'Book of Mormon' for 2013-2014 season

First, the good news:

The Hippodrome Theatre has confirmed what could only be vaguely hinted at before, namely that "The Book of Mormon," the hottest Broadway musical in years, will play Baltimore.

The bad news:

Those singing, dancing Mormons will not hit the Hippodrome stage until the 2013-2014 season. But, hey, that's really not so far off.

The musical, which was created by the folks behind "South Park" and which won nine Tonys, starts its national tour this coming season. It will reach the Kennedy Center next July.

The dates for the Baltimore visit have not yet been finalized. Subscribers to the 2012-2013 Hippodrome Broadway Series will be first in line for the 'Mormon'-spiced 2013-2014 season.


Posted by Tim Smith at 1:14 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Clef Notes, Drama Queens, Hippodrome


I'm on my bicycle, going door-to-door with Bible in hand to celebrate!

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
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