Tickets for The Book of Mormon officially go on sale on 1 September, 2012.
From Ben Brantley’s NY Times Review in March 2011: “This is to all the doubters and deniers out there, the ones who say that heaven on Broadway does not exist, that it’s only some myth our ancestors dreamed up. I am here to report that a newborn, old-fashioned, pleasure-giving musical has arrived at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, the kind our grandparents told us left them walking on air if not on water. So hie thee hence, nonbelievers (and believers too), to “The Book of Mormon,” and feast upon its sweetness.”
About the Show:
“The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical by the team of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are best known for creating the animated comedy “South Park”. Robert Lopez is co-creator, composer and lyricist of Avenue Q, which won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.
The Book of Mormon, which premiered on Broadway in March 2011, satirizes organized religion and musical theatre. The show is about two naive missionaries who venture from Salt Lake City to AIDS-ravaged Uganda in the hopes of converting villagers with the story of Joseph Smith and the founding of the Mormon Church. The duo is not prepared for what they find in northern Uganda: Warlords, famine, AIDS and cynicism. They begin to question their faith which, in turn, threatens to break up their partnership until a young woman chooses to believe their promise of salvation and persuades the village to listen as well. The most valuable and entertaining lessons are the ones that these two learn along their journey.
The show has garnered numerous awards, including nine Tony Awards.