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Who won Australia’s Best Musical at this year’s Helpmann Awards

The Australian production of Broadway’s smash hit The Book of Mormon has notched up over 200 performances since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on 17 January, with every performance sold out. So it’s no wonder it took out this year’s award for the country’s best musical.

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The winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and four Olivier Awards including Best MusicalThe Book of Mormon broke the house record for the highest selling on sale period of any production in the Princess Theatre’s 159-year history.

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Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theater, The Book of Mormon has played 253 consecutive weeks at more than 100% capacity on Broadway, 170 weeks at more than 100% capacity at theatres around the US, and sold out every single one of its 1225 performances thus far in London’s West End.

Congrats!

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