Hello! Prepare for an ungodly amount of fun and laughter at the infamously irreverent musical comedy The Book of Mormon in New York. Get The Book of Mormon tickets on TodayTix.
See the show South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who wrote The Book of Mormon along with Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez, call “an atheist love letter to religion.” This nine-time Tony-winning Best Musical was an instant Broadway success, and if the nonstop (R-rated) humor isn’t divine enough for you, the catchy tunes and energetic choreography definitely will be. Plus, intrepid travelers can go on a vacation of sorts here, as they tag along with two Mormon missionaries sent to convert villagers in Uganda.
See the heartfelt show Vogue called “the funniest musical ever,” and answer the call issued by The New York Times: “Hie thee hence, nonbelievers (and believers too), to ‘The Book of Mormon,’ and feast upon its sweetness.”
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In The Book of Mormon musical, Kevin Price is raring to go on a two-year mission to Orlando, Florida. But he’s shocked to be paired with the less-than-popular Arnold Cunningham and instead sent to Uganda, where no missionary has successfully converted anyone. Price is determined to do what no Mormon has done before, but Cunningham connects with the locals best once he starts “Making Things Up Again” on his own.
Technically, you could say the history of The Book of Mormon goes back to 1830, when the Mormon Church was founded. The musical is a little newer. Parker and Stone started working with Lopez in 2003 after seeing his Tony-winning Best Musical Avenue Q. The South Park duo wanted to make a Book of Mormon movie, but Lopez insisted on making a musical.
The show’s first reading was in 2008, and an Off-Broadway world premiere was set for 2010. The producers canceled that production to give the creators more time to refine the show. Premiering The Book of Mormon on Broadway directly was a leap of faith — and it paid off.
The Book of Mormon got 14 Tony nominations and won for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical, and more. The show also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the London and Melbourne productions won Best Musical at the Olivier and Helpmann Award ceremonies, respectively.
2hrs 30min (incl. intermission)
February 24th, 2011
Eugene O’Neill Theatre
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