Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
Do you want to see the musical comedy that Vogue Magazine calls filthy and offensive and sweet? Are you ready to experience the performance that Ben Brantley of the New York Times compares favorably to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. Then now is the moment to book tickets to watch Book of Mormon co-written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The story brings audiences into the world of two Latter-Day Saints missionaries who are attempting to preach their faith to a remote Ugandan village only to come across the more pressing issues of HIV/AIDS, famine, and oppression from the village warlords. The story shows a lot of heart, even as it pokes fun of the Latter-Day Saints church and the feel-good formula of inspirational musicals that has charmed audiences since it's first run in 2011. If you want to catch the show, make sure you click the Buy Tickets button below to catch Book of Mormon on Saturday 12th August 2023 at the breathtaking Eugene O'Neill Theatre!
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 closely 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 brutal 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 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 “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 opportunity to catch the incredible Book of Mormon live at the iconic Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York, New York on Saturday 12th August 2023!