By Lanford Beard
January 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM EST
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The team behind 2011’s nine-time Tony winner The Book of Mormon announced today that it has extended its contracts for original principal cast members Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Tony winner Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley, Michael Potts, Lewis Cleale, and Brian Tyree Henry. The actors will stay on the Great White Way through February 2013. “The producers said they would release the location of where they are holding my family if I resigned. I love my family and want to see them returned safely. So here I am,” joked Andrew Rannells, who will have some more contract negotiation to do if his pilot with Glee creator Ryan Murphy gets picked up.

Mormon, which cleared its start-up costs in late November, will celebrate its first year on Broadway this Feb. 24. It was previously announced that the show’s tour was booked for a 12-week sit-down in Los Angeles this fall, and the show’s soundtrack will compete for a Grammy next month.

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