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Book of Mormon breaks West End box office records

While "The Book of Mormon" may yet have to convince British critics, lukewarm reviews haven't stopped the hit musical's commercial success. Following a celebrity packed opening night at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Thursday (March 21), the show has broken records for the highest one-day box office sales in the West End. Tickets had long been sold out until June, but on Friday (March 22) promoters made some 150,000 additional tickets available, taking in more than 2 million pounds. "The Book of Mormon" is the brainchild of "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. And co-writer Stone said he felt optimistic British audiences would love the show about two Mormon missionaries sent to Africa to win converts. SOUNDBITE: Matt Stone, writer, saying (English): "You know South Park has been on air here [in the UK] for a while and we were raised on British comedy. We met because we love Monty Python and. . . So we were a little more confident that --

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