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'Book of Mormon,' 'War Horse' headed to Kennedy Center in 2012-13 season

You just know it's going to be major ca-ching time at the Kennedy Center box office for the 2012-2013 theater season.

For a start, the lineup has "The Book of Mormon," the wildly popular musical that remains one of the hottest tickets in New York. It will cap the season with a run in the summer of 2013, preceded by such current Broadway hits as "War Horse" and "Anything Goes."

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"Million Dollar Quartet," about the night Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins jammed together, is also in the mix, along with a musical version of "Jekyll and Hyde" featuring Constantine Maroulis, and "Irving Berlin's White Christmas."

The theatrical entries in the center's big festival next season, Nordic Cool 2013, include the U.S. premiere of ...a dramatization of the epic Ingmar Bergman film "Fanny and Alexander" by the Royal Dramatic Theatre from Stockholm. A coalition of Icelandic theater groups will present "Bastards: A Family Saga," based on "The Brothers Karamazov."

Other Nordic Cool highlights include Ibsen's "The Wild Duck," performed by Oslo's Warmblooded National Theatre.

A mini-fest of plays by Tom Murphy, covering several chapters of Ireland's history, is also on the 2012-13 schedule.

For a touch of nostalgia, how about a new production of Ferenc Molnar's "The Guardsman"? This comedy about a married couple of newlywed actors was a Broadway hit in 1924 for the storied husband-and-wife team of Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne.

To get you in the mood for trying to find tickets to "The Book of Mormon" next season, here's a little song from the the show:

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