Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
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Are you looking for the supreme in high quality stage productions for your Sunday evenings? Then Eugene O'Neill Theatre is proud to be hosting The Book of Mormon live in New York City on Sunday 27th June 2021. The Book of Mormon follows two Mormon missionaries, Kevin Price and Arnold Cunningham, who get sent to a remote village in Uganda to spread the word of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The two youthful Mormons find their mission rather hard, however, as the villagers are more concerned about the various pressing issues they face, including famine, AIDS, and oppression. You’ll have to see for yourself whether Elder Price and Elder Cunningham's mission proves successful. So if you love similar kinds of production, click the Buy Tickets button now and book your seat.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, Orgazmo, and Cannibal! The Musical, join the creative talents of Robert Lopez to make “The Book of Mormon”, one of this season’s filthiest, most hilarious, and surprisingly sweet musicals on Broadway Today! This musical comes hot off the heels of the satirical brilliance of South Park episode “All About Mormons” as well as the “Super Best Friends” to tell a story that lampoons and celebrates the Mormon faith.
The musical tells the tale of a pair of Latter-Day Saints missionaries who have come to a remote Ugandan village with the hopes of spreading the faith and inspiring the villagers. But trouble comes when their intentions are met with apathy, since the villagers have more pressing concerns with HIV/AIDS, famine, and oppression from the village warlords. As the story unfolds, we find the missionaries’ faith tested by the harsh and stressful realities they have discovered and how stories and metaphors can lead to a better future and hope, even as war and violence remains a part of one’s life.
This combination of extremely dark themes and inspirational messages comes together in a way that Ben Brantley of The New York Times has compared favorably to Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “The King and I”. He has even said that its “…setting these dark elements to sunny melodies…achieves something like a miracle. It both makes fun of and heavily embraces the all-American art form of the inspirational book musical.” Jon Stewart has even had nothing but praise to offer to the creators for the play during a March 10, 2011 episode of The Daily Show that first talks about the production.
If you want to see this award-winning and universally acclaimed production for yourself, then catch The Book of Mormon live at the illustrious Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, New York on Sunday 27th June 2021!