Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
Do you want to see what fans on social media are calling the must-see performance of 2023? Then you owe it to yourself to see The Book of Mormon live when they come to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre stage for an amazing show in New York, New York on Sunday 22nd January 2023. 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 young Mormons find their mission rather taxing, however, as the villagers are more concerned about the various pressing problems 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 want the very best in musical theatre, then you want to visit the Eugene O'Neill Theatre for their latest show, the Grammy Award Winning, The Book of Mormon, live! Get your tickets now by clicking that Buy Tickets button below!
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 tale 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 develop the world 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 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 performance has found critical praise and favor, with many critics accepting its filthy, offensive nature and pointing out that there’s warmth and depth to be found. The New York Post reports that audiences were “crying 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 chance to experience the sensational Book of Mormon live at the world famous Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York, New York on Sunday 22nd January 2023!