The Book of Mormon (Broadway)
Opens Nov 05 2h 30m
The Book of Mormon (Broadway)
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The Book of Mormon (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

Two teenage missionaries are sent to Africa to spread the word of Jesus Christ. What could go wrong?

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55
Disappointing, Quirky, Insipid, Original, Funny

See it if you love South Park. This is very broad, sophomoric humor. There are some good songs and lots of energy.

Don't see it if you tire of puerile jokes. There are much better musicals to see, I think, but I'm in the minority.

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Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Nice

See it if you are a fan of South Park. The show is very cute and entertaining.

Don't see it if you're expecting something surprising or edgy or fresh.

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
August 20th, 2014

"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."
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Time Out New York
January 8th, 2015

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 28th, 2011

"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."
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Entertainment Weekly
March 24th, 2011

"An exhilarating Broadway musical at once revolutionary and classic, funny and obscene, uncompromising in production standards and unafraid of just about anything else."
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Variety
March 24th, 2011

"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."
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The Washington Post
July 11th, 2013

“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.”
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Los Angeles Times
March 24th, 2011

“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."
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New York Post
March 25th, 2011

"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."
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New York Daily News
March 25th, 2011

"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."
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Theatre is Easy
March 25th, 2011

"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."
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New York Theater
March 24th, 2014

"'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."
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C
November 17th, 2015

"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!"
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The Huffington Post
March 24th, 2011

"Uproarious lines and highly entertaining numbers, beginning with as rousing as opener as B'way has seen in too long."
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Backstage
March 24th, 2011

"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."
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NorthJersey.com
March 25th, 2011

""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."
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The Independent (UK)
April 4th, 2011

"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."
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The Associated Press
March 24th, 2011

"Manages to offend, provoke laughter, trigger eye-rolling, satirize conventions and warm hearts, all at the same time."
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StageZine
March 31st, 2011

"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.'"
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Stu on Broadway
April 3rd, 2011

"'The Book of Mormon,' a must for 'South Park' fans as well as the rest of mankind."
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Rolling Stone
March 25th, 2011

"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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
March 24th, 2011

"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."
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Broadway Voice
August 28th, 2014

"What a fantastic show!...Welcome to NY Trey and Matt. Broadway has been waiting for you and we are so ecstatic to have you."
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Hot Pepper Theater
December 11th, 2014

"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."
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