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New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Book of Mormon (Broadway)

From 23 critic and 9,489 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.

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

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

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


"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

The Associated Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


"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


""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


"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

Stu on Broadway

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

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

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

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

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


"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

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

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

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

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Like funny plays!

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

Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if N/A

Don't see it if N/A

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

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.

Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious

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!!

Funny, Edgy, Epic, Must see, Hilarious

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.

Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious

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!


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

Funny, Edgy, Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining

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

Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

Clever, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

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

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

Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing

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

Funny, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Great singing

See it if you like funny plays with great music great acting and that are entertaining from the first to last second.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with cursing and aren't deep enough to think between the lines of a play to get its real messages

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Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Funny and delightful

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor

Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love comedy and an excellent script

Don't see it if You're easily offended

Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you like hilarious, (mostly tastefully) offensive humor, and catchy songs. Highlight: humor, music

Don't see it if are offended by race or religious jokes or suspension of disbelief on plot points for humor annoys you.

Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy comedic musicals that push the limits.

Don't see it if Enjoy crude humor.

Clever, Epic, Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you want to see THE funniest musical on broadway that appeals to a wide audience range.

Don't see it if you don't like South Park-like humor, you get offended easily, or are very passionate about the Mormon religion.

Funny, Exquisite, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You wear to be entertained and laugh from beginning until the end

Don't see it if You are too religious and tend to find faults

Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you want to laugh and don't mind jokes of religious nature.

Don't see it if If you are a Mormon or are touchy about religion and have no sense of humor.

Funny, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Want to be entertained by something so different and original.

Don't see it if If you are a prude

Clever, Edgy, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love South Park or irreverent comedy. Fun, raucous musical comedy.

Don't see it if are super religious, easily offended, have limited sense of humor.

Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see

See it if you like the queef sisters and are looking for something daring

Don't see it if you can't take a joke

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Must see, Great writing

See it if you love edgy comedy, with great music written by the Frozen/Avenue Q composer.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to expletives and dark humour.

Funny, Clever, Must see, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if if you love South Park tv show - and you are not easily offended - this show is hilarious

Don't see it if if you are easily offended - the humor goes all over the spectrum in this play - you need no filter !!

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like edgy humor

Don't see it if You are deeply religious as you might get offended.

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