Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
Time for something exciting for your Wednesday nights? Then why not visit the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Wednesday 6th May 2020 to see the beloved theatrical production of the 9 Tony Award Winning The Book of Mormon LIVE! This magnificent show is back once again to bring their critically acclaimed style and energy to the stage. If you have never experienced The Book of Mormon before, then here is your chance to witness what everyone is talking about. This production has seen rave reviews and has a history of full house shows within hours. So if you are a fan of the genre, then you can't miss out! From this great location in New York City, New York, you will be able to enjoy the comfortable seating and elegant atmosphere. Make sure you're there when the curtains go up and The Book of Mormon takes to the stage. So click the Buy Tickets button today and secure your Eugene O'Neill Theatre tickets while supplies last!
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 story came from Parker and Stones backgrounds growing up in Colorado where they grew intimately 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 famous South Park television show for Comedy Central, which exploded in popularity for its biting, offensive, and often filthy 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 play 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 chance to catch the incredible Book of Mormon live at Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, New York on Wednesday 6th May 2020!