4 ASU athletics teams rank among top in APR report


May 7, 2014

Four Arizona State University athletics teams – baseball, softball, tennis and volleyball – have been recognized by the NCAA as being ranked in the top 10 percent of their sports nationally in the annual Academic Progress Rate measurement. 

The APR is a team-based measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes, based on the individual academic performances of the students each term. ASU women's tennis player swinging racket at ball Download Full Image

In the 10-year history of the APR measurement, this is the most teams ASU has had recongized in a single year. This year, ASU is also tied for second place in the Pac-12 Championship for having the most teams recognized.

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Lisa Robbins

editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications

480-965-9370

Book Of Mormon arrives at ASU Gammage for 2015-2016 season


May 7, 2014

The national tour of "The Book of Mormon," winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, will play at ASU Gammage as part of the 2015-2016 Broadway Season. 2014-2015 Desert Schools Broadway Across America Arizona series subscribers will have priority access to tickets ahead of the general public.

"The Book of Mormon" features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. The Book of Mormon musical art Download Full Image

The show is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical; the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical; and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

"The Book of Mormon" features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The original Broadway cast recording for "The Book of Mormon," winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com.