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The perfect Broadway musical. Behold The Book of Mormon. An exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, hilarious and humane, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything.
In 2011, following a storming reception at its Denver premiere, the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, gifted the world with this outrageously funny Broadway musical about a pair of mismatched Mormon missionaries sent on to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Replete with 19 original, hilarious songs and plenty of eyebrow-raising lines (and peppered with more than a handful of expletives), The Book of Mormon isn't for the faint-hearted or easily offended, but has already won over a whole new generation of musical theatre fans.
The Book of Mormon has had awards heaped upon it, earning 13 Tony nominations in 2012 and going to win nine of them including Best New Musical. In the same year, it also won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and even a Grammy Award in 2012! This smash-hit musical was written in collaboration with Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning writer of Avenue Q, and co-directed by Mr. Parker and three-time Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone).
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey will begin. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's paired up with the hapless and puppy-like Elder Cunningham and sent off to the wilds of ...UGANDA! Disneyland this isn't, boys.
Their adventure unfolds as Elders Price and Cunningham attempt to preach The Book Of Mormon to a Ugandan rural community that has been blighted by disease and ruled over by an evil war lord. Despite some truly cringeworthy false starts and misunderstandings they learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what their religion ultimately means to them.
Perfection takes time, and unlike the world, The Book of Mormon wasn't created in six days, and there certainly wasn't a day of rest. In 2003, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone began discussing the creation of The Book of Mormon. After a long bumpy road, The Book of Mormon made its Broadway debut in March 2011, and can be seen in theatres across the world.
Previews from: 24 February 2011
Opening night: 24 March 2011
The Book of Mormon is suitable for audiences aged 18 and upwards. Contains explicit language and sensitive themes throughout.
Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
Dave Thomas Brown as Elder Price
Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham
Kim Exum as Nabalungi
Joke Morrissy as Elder McKinley
James Vincent Meredith as Mafala Hatimbi
Derrick Williams as The General
Lewis Cleale as Price's Dad/Mission President/Joseph Smith/Missionary Training Center Voice
Chase Ramsey as Standby Elder Cunningham
Bud Weber as Standby Elder Price
Alexander Ross as Standby Elder Price
Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
Set Design by Scott Pask
Design by Ann Roth Costume
Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design by Brian Ronan
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Music Supervision by Stephen Oremus
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Brian MacDevitt
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Scott Pask
Best Book of a Musical: Tery Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Nikki M.James
Best Direction of a Musical: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Best Sound Design of a Play: Brian Ronan
Best Original Score (Musica and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
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Hilarious ingenius UNMISSABLE
One of the best musicals I have EVER seen!
If heaven promises to "have it all", then The Book of Mormon is paradise on Broadway - populated with the naughty and nice. After all, this provocative production has been running since 2011 - making it one of New York's top attractions!Read full review
8 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)
This performance was completely irreverent, only to be outdone by the atypical... more
Saw Book of Mormon last saturday night and loved it. A refeshing change... more
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