From the Creators of South Park and Avenue Q
The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical is the hottest show on Broadway in years and it is HILARIOUS! Written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone together with Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon takes the hit TV series’ trademark satirical, intelligent humor and translates it into an adult-only traditional Broadway Musical Comedy.
The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. Their tale is told alongside the founder Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical follows two young Mormon teens, Elder Price (Andrew Rannells) and Elder Cunningham (Josh Gad,) as they head to Africa for two years of missionary work. Elder Price is more of a leader, and Elder Cunningham a bit lost, and a follower. But soon enough, all that changes…
Once they arrive in Uganda, the Mormons are robbed at gunpoint, a guy walks by dragging a dead donkey, a woman staggers under the weight of water in plastic buckets, and then their local contact arrives to lead them in a cheery “Hakuna Matata”-style song: “Vas adiga illahay.” “Does it mean ‘No worries for the rest of our days,’” one of the Mormons asks hopefully. “Kind of,” the Ugandan replies with an exaggerated smile as he begins the next verse — about female circumcision, AIDS and a few other plagues. He translates each word individually and then, still smiling, “I guess it means, “F*** you, God.’”
There’s more, but you’ll just have to see Book of Mormon to laugh out loud.
NYC Insider Guide Review and Tips
Book of Mormon Broadway Musical is not for the faint of heart. The show pokes fun at just about everything, so if you think you’ll be offended by humor about: language, religion, race, gender, sex, phallic symbols, body functions, sexual orientation, nationality, mortality, Disneyworld, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the OJ Simpson verdict and so much more…then you may be better off with a different show.
- The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical won the 2011 Best Musical Tony Award and 8 Other Tony Awards.
- This show is for Adults Only.
- You do NOT need to be a South Park fan to love this show. I know NYers, in their late 60s, who’ve seen hundreds of Broadway shows, who LOVED it! (My Mom and Dad amongst them).
- Any seat in the house is good. I sat in Orchestra Row S, but also went and checked out the last row in Mezzanine (upper level) and the view was fine. Mezzanine has steep stadium seating, so unlike Orchestra, which is more level, it’s unlikely anyone will block your view.
- I actually bought my tickets at the Book of Mormon Box Office 3 days in advance for a Saturday matinée. However, my schedule was flexible and it was during the tourist “off season.” You can take your chances and try the same, but definitely do not if you want to be sure to see the show or if you can’t plan your schedule around ticket availability.
- Tickets are currently on sale through Sept 2016
- Jon Stewart’s review, "So good it makes me f**ing angry. I can’t tell you how impressed I was…”
Book of Mormon Lottery
From the Website about the TICKET LOTTERY: A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance for up to two tickets. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets may be purchased in cash or with a valid credit card. Tickets are subject to availability.
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