Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
Only this February, Eugene O'Neill Theatre is excited to present The Book of Mormon live on Sunday 18th February 2024! This unforgettable production has hit the world by storm and only Eugene O'Neill Theatre has managed to get them to perform in New York. What a lot of people nowadays cherish about Musicals is that they are completely unique. A lot of Musicals nowadays feel somewhat like a regular movie but with intermittent songs just thrown in. Well stress no more, because The Book of Mormon is NOTHING like that. The musical numbers are unique and perfectly portray the characters seamlessly. They’re put into spectacular moments with smartly written rhymes. So come and experience this iconic musical, get your tickets here!
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 ardently 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 watch 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, New York on Sunday 18th February 2024!