Eugene O'Neill Theatre | New York, New York
Do you want to experience 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 time to secure 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 trying 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 watch the show, make sure you click the Buy Tickets button below to catch Book of Mormon on Wednesday 20th September 2023 at the iconic Eugene O'Neill Theatre!
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, Orgazmo, and Cannibal! The Musical, join the creative talents of Robert Lopez to deliver “The Book of Mormon”, one of this season’s filthiest, most offensive, and surprisingly sweet musicals on Broadway Today! This musical comes hot off the heels of the satirical success 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 very 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 give 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 iconic Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York, New York on Wednesday 20th September 2023!