Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
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The world-famous Eugene O'Neill Theatre is set to make your Sunday evening absolutely unforgettable, when The Book of Mormon returns to the stage on Sunday 1st August 2021. This fan-favorite show has a history of playing to sold-out crowds and receives frequent five-star ratings from critics alike. This amazing show can only be enjoyed here in New York City, New York. But what’s more, you’ll also be able to find out what all the buzz is about, and see the show that was winner of multiple Tony Awards as well as a Grammy Award, and the musical that is smashing box office records! If you love theatre, then you must join the growing list of Book of Mormon fans, who are naming this the can’t miss show of 2021. So this August, on Sunday 1st August 2021 be sure to save the date for an amazing show, only at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Click the Buy Tickets button below to get yours now!
The Book of Mormon is a comedy musical created 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 iconic 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 characters 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 show 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 only opportunity to experience the sensational Book of Mormon live at the illustrious Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, New York on Sunday 1st August 2021!