New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Book of Mormon (Broadway)

From 23 critic and 9,724 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

About the show

From the creators of 'South Park,' a Tony Award-winning, bawdy, irreverent, hilarious, and heartfelt musical about two missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. More…

'The Book of Mormon' is a musical comedy that tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion. The show was awarded nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.



100
The New York Times

"On my fourth visit on a recent night, the show still had me at “Hello,”...I had anticipated a certain falling off of religious fervor: three years is a long time for a peppy musical to stay peppy. But gosh darn it if I didn’t feel born again all over again, ready to spread the word about the faith that this show preaches and, more importantly practices: the holy faith of musical comedy." Full Review

100
New York Post

"It’s a fiendishly well-crafted, hilariously smart — or maybe smartly hilarious — song-and-dance extravaganza. The show’s a hoot. The show’s a hit." Full Review

100
Time Out New York

"Brimming with cheerful obscenity, sharp satire and catchy tunes, The Book of Mormon is a sick mystic revelation, the most exuberantly entertaining Broadway musical in years." Full Review

100
Variety

"Every song enhances the hilarity, expert staging heightens every gag, and the cast of fresh faces is blissfully good. Broadway hasn’t seen anything like it since Mel Brooks came to town with “The Producers,” only “Mormon” has better songs." Full Review

100
The Associated Press

"Manages to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time." Full Review

100
Rolling Stone

"The new gold standard for rowdy fun on Broadway...The score, a diabolically melodic and merry blend of Monty Python and Rodgers and Hammerstein, is on its march into legend. Full Review

100
Philadelphia Inquirer

"The show is a hoot - and a literal guilty pleasure...For all its outrageous mockery, the show encourages you appreciate whatever creation story gives you comfort and allows you to appropriate mystery." Full Review

100
Entertainment Weekly

"An exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything else." Full Review

100
Hot Pepper Theater

"It's everything you love from South Park live - which I didn't think was possible. If you have the money and the time you should definitely go see it. It's amazing, it's crazy, it's wonderful, it's beautiful, it's a masterpiece." Full Review

95
The Huffington Post

"Uproarious lines and highly entertaining numbers, beginning with as rousing as opener as B'way has seen in too long." Full Review

95
New York Daily News

"Oh boy, it's a real winner.The show is blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious. And all that's tucked inside good -- no, great -- old-fashioned musical. It's a show where you catch yourself laughing one minute, mouth agape the next, eventually wiping away tears, and, finally, cheering." Full Review

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Backstage

"The sharp-edged book and fun score by Parker, Stone, and Lopez offer a screamingly funny yet sharply insightful full-length take on religion in general and Mormonism in particular. There are also pointed but loving tributes to musical comedy conventions, shockingly vulgar humor, and that rarity on Broadway these days: topical and effective satire." Full Review

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NorthJersey.com

""The Book of Mormon" is a gleefully funny spoof, a blend of the clever and the crass that seldom goes more than 10 seconds without a big laugh. And it's not just about the jokes. They're embedded in a satisfying story, supported by witty, character-relevant songs...one of the most purely enjoyable musicals in years." Full Review

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StageZine

"Hallelujah! 'The Book of Mormon' is the funniest religious spoof since Monty Python and the Holy Grail...A creative watershed in Broadway history...Directors Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker make all the action, songs, and the actors’ fluid repartee blend together into a harmonious, uproarious evening of theater that, for many, will make one an instant convert to the genius of 'The Book of Mormon.'" Full Review

95
Stu on Broadway

"'The Book of Mormon,' a must for 'South Park' fans as well as the rest of mankind." Full Review

95
Broadway Voice

"What a fantastic show!...Welcome to NY Trey and Matt. Broadway has been waiting for you and we are so ecstatic to have you." Full Review

90
New York Theater

"'The Book of Mormon' is sure to offend or at least discomfort Disney, the Government of Uganda, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, people who don’t like humor that used to be called unprintable, and the devout of any faith. Yet in an almost surreal way, 'The Book of Mormon' is indeed a happy musical, the kind of traditional sweet and sassy Broadway entertainment that offers a generous and strategic mix of gorgeous sets, razzmatazz dance numbers, catchy tunes, a clever story, and well-timed hilarity." Full Review

90
Theatre is Easy

"Somehow both jaw droppingly ill-mannered and adorably innocent, not to mention one of the best new musicals in recent memory...While 'The Book of Mormon' is foul-mouthed, offensive, blasphemous, and incredibly rude, it is also one of the sweetest, most innocently hopeful musicals I have seen in a long time. And the fact that it manages to be both is a key factor in its success." Full Review

90
New York Magazine / Vulture

"The Book of Mormon, arriving after months of hype, somehow delivers even more than its ridiculously felicitous advance buzz promised: It’s an often uproarious, spiritually up-tempo satire not just of Mormonism, and not just religion in general, but of (no kidding) Occidental civilization itself." Full Review

90
CitiTour

"It’s a wild, outrageous ride, that’s sure to offend and please all in an instant…The choreography from Casey Nicholaw, who also directed along with Trey Parker, is exuberant and amusing. The score, although snappy and humorous, isn’t exactly filled with memorable showstoppers, although every number lands. We can safely say, that with the astonishing 'The Book of Mormon' Broadway will never be quite the same again!" Full Review

90
The Washington Post

“Money can buy you happiness! If you’re in possession of a ticket, you’ve wisely secured a seat in the premier-class cabin of delirium.” Full Review

85
The Independent (UK)

"Yet The Book of Mormon, which has attracted full houses and a stream of celebrity fans, turns out to be an altogether different beast, one with a suspiciously tender core underneath all those jokes about repressed missionaries and villagers with scrotum infections." Full Review

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Los Angeles Times

“The Book of Mormon has the old-fashioned musical comedy heart of adults who spent much of their adolescence lip-syncing to original cast albums in their finished basements." Full Review


100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Breathtaking performances, one of the most memorable scores of all time, utterly irreverent in the most endearing of ways!

Don't see it if Not for the feint of heart who are sensitive to religious questioning, AIDS transmission, well, general bawdy approach to revelation.

100
Entertaining, Intelligent, Raunchy, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you're a fan of South Park and have a great sense of humor.

Don't see it if You're very religious or easily offended.

100
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Hilarious, Must see

See it if The truth in this story makes it hilarious! In some capacity, everyone one I know, I'm included, is represented in this masterpiece

Don't see it if You're extremely religious, a little tight in the trunk, or can't laugh at yourself, this show is not for you.

100
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You love a good laugh and are not easily offended. Irreverent humor the whole way through. Absolutely hilarious.

Don't see it if you're a mormon, if you're intensely religious or offended easily

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you love irreverent humor, intelligent writing and great songs. Unlike any other show. Helps if you like and appreciate South Park as well

Don't see it if if you are easily offended and a devout Mormon

100
Hilarious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Clever

See it if You enjoy South Park, want to be thoroughly entertained and laugh until you hurt while at the same time being moved.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, do not enjoy off-beat humor, don't enjoy untraditional musicals.

100
Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if It has everything! Lovely ballads, showstopping tap numbers and funny funny stuff!!

Don't see it if You are easily offended by curse words, and sexual innuendo

100
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you want something smart and funny, with a huge heart under it's satirical exterior

Don't see it if you have no sense of humour, don't like South Park and hate musicals

100
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to have a great time laughing

Don't see it if You have strong religious beliefs which may interfere with the absurdity and poking fun st life

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Must see

See it if like a funny show

Don't see it if dont like a funny show

100
Great singing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a brilliant -surprisingly positive- commentary on organized religion hidden within flawless singing, dancing, and comedy

Don't see it if you’re offended by South Park’s brand of humor

100
Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You love to laugh and arent offended easily

Don't see it if You dont care for raunchy humor

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Like funny plays!

Don't see it if You don’t like watching plays about religious beliefs.

100
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if N/A

Don't see it if N/A

100
Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Must see

See it if you need a good laugh, some catchy numbers, masterful choreography, and experience Mormonism with metaphors. It will have at "Hello!".

Don't see it if you are not a fan of raunchy comedy or South Park. But, that is NOT my suggestion!

100
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you appreciate great humor, great theater, great acting, great writing, even better subtext.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to profanity... or if you're a Mormon.

100
Hilarious, Raunchy, Must see

See it if you don't offend easily and want to laugh so hard your sides will hurt!

Don't see it if you offend easily!!

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You LOVE comedy, or just want a really good show to see.

Don't see it if You aren’t into a fun/comical musical

100
Funny, Edgy, Epic, Hilarious, Must see

See it if Laughed every moment. IT was wild and crazy but stuck true to self the whole time.

Don't see it if you are easily offended, or mormon.

100
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You are ready for a GREAT laugh! It is a step above the average comedy and makes for a great night out with your buddies!

Don't see it if You are looking for a dramatic, epic tale. It is pretty shallow, but in the best way possible!

100
Absorbing

See it if Perfect show. I would like to see again

Don't see it if I am pretty sure everybody would like to see it

100
Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Masterful, Funny

See it if you want to have a night full of laughs and jokes. The music is incredible and the actors are extremely funny and so is the content!

Don't see it if you are easily offended by jokes

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you've heard that it's a great show b/c it is....very funny poking fun at the bible

Don't see it if you don't agree with poking fun at the bible and Mormons.

100
Hilarious, Masterful, Clever, Must see, Great writing

See it if you like smart comedy. This show is a perfect work of art.

Don't see it if you're easily offended.

100
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to have smart, irreverent fun with a statement

Don't see it if you are rigid or stuffy, easily religiously offended, or no fun