An old friend of mine turned Mormon on me a few years ago to the extent that I no longer know who this woman is. I felt like I was watching a perfectly intelligent person be kidnapped by people who believe that God lives on a planet called Kolob, an angel called Moroni delivered golden tablets to Joseph Smith in upstate New York that are the secret basis for this religion, and oh yeah – there... Read more
The Book of Mormon Tickets
“Hello!” - Tickets are available now for the multi-award winning musical phenomenon that is The Book of Mormon on Broadway.
Taking Broadway and the rest of the world by storm, when this outrageous musical comedy officially opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011 (following previews from February 24), it wowed audiences and critics alike with the New York Times even hailing it as "the best musical of the century." The show went on to collect an astonishing nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and has been one of the top-selling shows on the Great White Way ever since.
Jam-packed with satirical (and at times politically incorrect) humor by writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of the hit animation series “South Park”) and Robert Lopez (the musical mastermind behind Avenue Q and Disney’s “Frozen”), The Book of Mormon is a fast-paced, no-holds-barred production which also features astounding choreography by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw.
Original cast members Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad (Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively) became instant Broadway favorites, both earning Tony nominations and also going on to star in the worlds of film and television.
The musical’s score includes the signature introduction number of “Hello”, the outrageous and infectious “Hasa Diga Eebowai,” the show-stopping “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream,” the smooth vibes of “Baptize Me,” and the comedy anthem “I Believe,” among many more.
Warning: The Book of Mormon contains offensive language and adult themes that may be unsuitable for younger or more conservative theatregoers. But for those who revel in all of the above, then tomorrow could be your latter day!
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
The Book of Mormon follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.