Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
When Broadway Musicals like the 9 Tony Award Winning, The Book of Mormon come to New York City New York, patrons of the genre will flood to the ticket booths to ensure they don’t miss out on this one-time-only performance. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll have to do if you want to come see this spectacular Musical Comedy when they perform live on the unbelievable Eugene O'Neill Theatre stage this coming Tuesday 12th May 2020. Fans and critics alike agree that The Book of Mormon will be performing to a sell-out crowd since this spectacular show features an unrivalled blend of the premier talent alongside relentless passion that is sure to produce an unforgettable musical experience. It’s easy to see why tickets are already flying off the shelves. So if you don’t want to miss out on this performance, make sure you hurry and click the Buy Tickets button below to book your tickets today!
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 Tuesday 12th May 2020!