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The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
23 reviews
Members
90
8905 reviews
 

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.

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'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.

 
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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

95
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

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

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

100
The Associated Press

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

95
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

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

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

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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

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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

95
Stu on Broadway

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

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

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

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
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

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

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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

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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

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90
Avg Score

70
Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Everyone loves it and thinks it's silly and fun. Well acted, performed, danced, etc. but not really my thing.

Don't see it if You want a musical with really good music, that isn't just a parody.

80
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if super fun + some very edgy humor

Don't see it if sadly, i've already forgotten most of the show

97
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you love great musicals that have it all!

Don't see it if If you don't want to be entertained

88
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like South Park, you want to see a funny, fluffy show.

Don't see it if you're easily offended, especially when it comes to religion.

90
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy bawdy sendups of religion. South Park's creators give Mormons a no holds barred chance to convert Ugandans (and you!).

Don't see it if You don't find blue humor amusing and can't laugh at religious absurdities. The Mormons loved this; you might not.

60
Boring, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Dumb

See it if you don/t have intuition because it is fluffy, dumb, silly, overrated.

Don't see it if somebody that knows tell you that don't even bother.

Also It was the "Hamilton" of their times, I waited for three years to see ... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to laugh your head-off with a hilarious musical filled with catchy tones.

Don't see it if you are extremely religious and conservative.

97
Scathing, Sacreligious, Screamingly funny

See it if you have an open-minded attitude, like social satire and can laugh at cultural invasion, race issues and the absurdity of belief systems

Don't see it if you are a Mormon or otherwise, a 'believer,'cannot laugh at 4-letter words & potty humor

Also I thought this show was hysterically funny & daring. I think it makes ... Read more Read less

92
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Revisited show for first time in years.It continues to be awesome in all aspects. It was great seeing the performances of different cast.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by irreverent humor that makes fun of religion and cultural values.

94
Funny, Delightful, Raunchy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy off colored jokes, have a very good sense of humor as it is not for everyone.

Don't see it if You like traditional Broadway musicals. This has sexual inuendo and dirty jokes. Not for everyone.

90
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if ...you are a Fan of SOUTH PARK style and humor. I am - so I enjoyed it fully. The performances were amazing and the show is well-maintained.

Don't see it if ...you are easily offended by SOUTH PARK style or are, in general, a "crazy Christian" with no sense of humor.

92
Clever, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you can appreciate off color humor. It is a fantastic musical that is leaves you laughing for days.

Don't see it if you get offended easily.

70
Funny, Raunchy, Overrated, Topical, Expected

See it if you can’t get enough of South Park. You’ve got money to burn and are bringing someone who doesn’t usually enjoy musicals.

Don't see it if you’ve heard the hype but are on the fence because it sounds like a typical South Park episode. BoM meets expectations, doesn't defy them.

Also A great musical for people who don’t like musicals. BoM sends up the u... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like to laugh.....a LOT

Don't see it if You are offended by naughty words.

95
Clever, Raunchy, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for a show with lots of comedy, particularly comedy with no limits.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Entertaining

See it if BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

79
Funny, Clever, Edgy

See it if you like a big show with many moments near the edge of good taste. Fun to watch. Better than expected

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

92
Funny, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained, you already enjoy "South Park" humor, you like cheesy over the top choreography.

Don't see it if you are easily offended, want a PC show, you take things at face value and can't appreciate the bigger lesson (if you read that far into it)

98
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a totally entertaining, hilarious, down right dirty show with good music, clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, you don't like silly and you do not like off color humor.

92
Funny, Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want a crude rude and lude show, with a surprising heart of gold - love this show!

Don't see it if you can't get over the theme of the show, or hate having catchy tunes stuck in your head (with highly inappropriate lyrics)

95
Must see, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you want to laugh all night but still experience the full spectrum of emotions

Don't see it if you are easily offended about religion.

84
Edgy, Raunchy, Confusing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like modern, risky, borederline offensive shows and comedy

Don't see it if You get offended easily, dislike excessive cursing, or are uneasy about actions and humor that could be considered blasphemous

96
Funny, Clever, Dizzying, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You love the sick & clever writing of the South Park guys.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended because honey, it is offensive!

40
Clever, Edgy, Raunchy, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you like "South Park" type of writing. And funny / unrealistic situations on stage.

Don't see it if you're offended by fowl language or blasphemy. It goes too far, and I am not a prude by any means.

85
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you don't mind an absurdly silly show about some missionaries looking to convert an african tribe to mormonism.

Don't see it if you think it's sacrilegious to poke fun at religion.

Also this show is funny, for sure, but it got a little slow in the middle. ... Read more Read less