Jam-packed with satirical humor by South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as Avenue Q writer Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon on Broadway is a fast-paced, no-holds-barred production that will make you laugh like hell. Get The Book of Mormon tickets in New York now and see why audiences have joined the Broadway congregation since 2011.
The Book of Mormon is a musical about Elders Price and Cunningham, two Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda to convert the locals. (It's a far cry from Orlando, Florida, where Elder Price hoped to be sent.) Poverty, injustice, and an oppressive warlord made the villagers lose faith in God long ago — but the elders are determined to succeed, even if it means bending the teachings of the holy book a little.
The Book of Mormon premiered directly on Broadway, unlike most musicals that play off Broadway or in a different city first. But the outrageous musical comedy immediately took Broadway and the rest of the world by storm when it opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in 2011. The New York Times hailed The Book of Mormon on Broadway as "the best musical of the century." The show went on to collect nine Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical. Original cast members Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad (Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively) became instant Broadway favorites, and Nikki M. James picked up a Tony for starring as Nabulungi.
The musical's score is best known for its the signature introduction number, "Hello," where the Mormons greet the audience. Other fan favorites include the outrageous and infectious lament "Hasa Diga Eebowai," the show-stopping "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," the smooth "Baptize Me," and the comedy anthem "I Believe."
The The Book of Mormon is known for its raunchy, irreverent humor, which is par for the course for its creators. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are best known for writing the adult animated TV show South Park, and Robert Lopez co-created the adult puppet musical Avenue Q. Lopez is also notable for being the youngest person in history to achieve EGOT status and the only person to win all four requisite awards — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — more than once. In fact, he is one Oscar away from a triple EGOT.
The Book of Mormon features choreography and co-direction (alongside Parker) by Casey Nicholaw, known for helming other musical comedies including Something Rotten, The Producers, and The Prom.
The Book of Mormon runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission.
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The Book of Mormon contains offensive language and adult themes that may be unsuitable for younger theatregoers.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
2h 30m (incl. one intermission)
February 24th, 2011
Parental advisory: this show contains explicit language. Children under 4 are not allowed in the theatre.
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By: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Robert Lopez
Songs by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Robert Lopez
Director: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Producer: Anne Garefino
Cast list: Kevin Clay (as Elder Price), Cody Jamison Strand (as Elder Cunningham), Kim Exum (as Nabulungi), PJ Adzima (as Elder McKinley), Jacques C. Smith (as Mafala Hatimbi), Lewis Cleale (as Missionary Training Center Voice / Price’s Dad / Joseph Smith / Mission President), Derrick Williams (as General)
Design: Scott Pask
Lighting: Brian MacDevitt
Costume: Ann Roth
Sound: Brian Ronan
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South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Oscar-winning Frozen and Avenue Q composer Bobby Lopez are a match made in heaven. The hilarious Broadway smash The Book of Mormon features the misadventures of two Mormon missionaries who go to wacky lengths to convert an African village. Get tickets to the nine-time Tony-winning Best Musical.
The Book of Mormon on Broadway is playing at Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10019.
The running time of The Book of Mormon on Broadway is 2h 30m (incl. one intermission).
The recommended age for The Book of Mormon on Broadway is Parental advisory: this show contains explicit language. Children under 4 are not allowed in the theatre..
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The Book of Mormon features a book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez. The trio won Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical Tony Awards for their work. Parker and Stone are the creators of South Park, and Lopez is known for co-writing Avenue Q and the songs for Frozen.
The Book of Mormon features 20 songs, including "I Believe," "Two By Two," "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," "Baptize Me," and "Hello!" Learn more about all the songs in The Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon is not recommended for young children. The show contains mature themes, including references to sex and violence, and strong language. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
The Book of Mormon is directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw and choreographed by Nicholaw. The co-directors won a Tony Award for their work, and Nicholaw received a choreography nomination.
The Book of Mormon opened in February 2011. The musical is the longest-running show to ever play the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway and the 13th-longest-running Broadway show of all time.
The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide. Our five-star review reads, "This production bowls you over. You don't have a chance to not like it because it, like the Mormons it depicts, is positive that something good will happen if you just hang around for a while."