With hopeful pilgrims camping out daily on West 49th Street for standing-room tickets to “The Book of Mormon,” Broadway’s biggest hit in years is poised to earn millions for its creators, producers and investors, according to financial statements obtained by Bloomberg News.
When Robert Lopez graduated from Yale College in 1997 with a degree in English, he moved back in with his parents in Greenwich Village and stayed for four years. To finance his musical-theater writing, he worked as a temp at drug maker Pfizer Inc ., among other gigs, during what he amiably calls “one big, dumb, idiotic crapshoot.”
THQ Inc., the bankrupt video-game maker, will be split up after winning court approval to sell most of its assets to multiple buyers for about $72 million, topping an offer that would have kept the company intact.
Hitler has a cameo in “The Book of Mormon,” dodging crimson flames, psychedelic twirling coffee cups and super-size honey-glazed donuts with his eternally roasting pals Johnnie Cochran , Genghis Khan and Jeffrey Dahmer.