By Jeff Labrecque
March 21, 2012 at 09:12 PM EDT
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The Book of Mormon will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday, and the nine-time Tony winner is still selling more than 100 percent of its seats. To celebrate the anniversary and thank the fans that have made it one of Broadway’s most successful productions in years, producers announced a special lottery in which winners will win tickets to attend a free matinee showing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on June 6.

“The show’s success has been awesome, but we know how hard it’s been for some people to get tickets,” said Mormon creator Trey Parker in a statement. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our one-year-anniversary.”

According to the production, as many as 600 people compete each day for the handful of extra tickets reserved for each performance. Beginning today until May 21, those disappointed entrants will be automatically entered in the lottery for the free fans-only show. Last July, a lucky 400 people were plucked from more than 13,000 entries for a similar contest.

Even after June 6, there will still be hope for fans who failed to win a ticket to the special free performance. The show’s cast recently extended their deals through February 2013.

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