Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
If you know Matt Stone and Trey Parker then you know what to expect when you get tickets to see their Broadway musical, Book of Mormon at the incredible Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Tuesday 9th April 2024. The show, running in New York, New York, delivers hilarious comedic timing for a tale that satirizes and embraces the feel good inspirational book musical format to tell the story of two Latter-Day Saints missionaries attempting to preach the faith to a Ugandan village that has more pressing things on their mind. Jon Stewart, from the Daily Show, praised the musical and its co-creators for developing a story that had heart even as it wallows in filthy and offensive comedy. If you want to see this creation from two masters of shock-comedy, then book your tickets to experience Book of Mormon by clicking the Buy Tickets button below.
The Book of Mormon is a comedy musical conceived of by Robert Lopez and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The idea behind the tale came from Parker and Stones backgrounds growing up in Colorado where they grew closely familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its members. The trio met and became friends at The University of Colorado Boulder where they later collaborated on a musical film, Cannibal! The Musical, which was also their first experience with movie musicals. This experience in comedy and satire led them to creating the iconic South Park television show for Comedy Central, which exploded in popularity for its biting, offensive, and often brutal brand of satire.
After establishing themselves as masters of shock-comedy and satire, it was only natural that the comedy duo and their friend, Robert Lopez, would get together to work on The Book of Mormon.
The story tells the tale of two Latter-Day Saints missionaries as they attempt to preach the faith to a remote Ugandan village only to come across apathy and disinterest since the village has more pressing concerns including; HIV/AIDS, famine, and oppression from village warlords.
Ever since it’s opening night, the performance has found critical praise and favor, with many critics accepting its filthy, offensive nature and pointing out that there’s heart and depth to be found. The New York Post reports that audiences were “sore from laughing so hard” while other critics compare it to being a successful melding of dark elements to sunny melodies in a way that hasn’t happened since Mel Brooks adapted his film The Producers for the stage over a decade before.
The critical acclaim, audience reception, and heart has earned The Book of Mormon several awards including a 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical, a 2012 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and a 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Musical. So this is your best opportunity to experience the sensational Book of Mormon live at the iconic Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York, New York on Tuesday 9th April 2024!