It's official: 'Book of Mormon' exits Chicago Oct. 6

"The Book of Mormon" will play its last Chicago performance Oct. 6, the show's producers officially announced on Thursday, confirming a fall departure that long had been evident.

The Chicago company is to head west for further touring engagements.

The show has played virtually to capacity at the Bank of America Theatre throughout its Chicago run. The show will have played for 44 weeks and 344 performances by the time it leaves town.   The producers have chosen to leave while demand still is strong, but the company is slated to return during the 2014-15 season (although likely without its current leads, who are expected to head to Broadway at some point in the future).

Tickets for the last four weeks of the Chicago engagement go on sale Saturday.

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
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