Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

The Book of Mormon (Broadway)

From 10,420 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

About the show

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

"The Book of Mormon" 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.

Member Reviews (10420)


Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
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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.

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.

Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Funny

See it if Your straight brother is in town or have friends who don't typically go for musicals but like comedies with foul language.

Don't see it if You believe the hype, because it doesn't live up to it.

Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like humor like The Daily Show or South Park but still in the form of a good old fashioned musical.

Don't see it if You're easily offended, though if you're open minded they're really quite fair and kind with how they treat religion.

Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

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

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Original

See it if you want big laughs and a great soundtrack!

Don't see it if you get offended easily.

Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if you are Mormon, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Quaker, Atheist, Wiccan... And see it if you just like well-crafted musicals.

Don't see it if ...I say see it even if you think you are easily offended. There are some great lessons & messages between the raunch and the laughs.

Clever, Funny, Edgy, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if great singing, great relationships among the cast, lighting was great, love the all male dance numbers and all male choruses

Don't see it if reluctant to rate higher as I am still upset re profanity blasphemy and racism depicted.. hesitated to see it for 7 years.

Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate satire, enjoy South Park, enjoy LGBT humor in a religiously satirical light, want to laugh uproariously

Don't see it if you take religion seriously, you take your Mormon religion, you object to swear words, espcially the "F" word.

Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if you want to have fun! Pee in your pants funny with a few interesting themes to keep your brain engaged. Lots of great performances.

Don't see it if you are not amused by satire and exaggeration. Although much of the information about Mormons is true, here it is presented as entertainment

After 8 years still the funniest most audacious musical on broadway

See it if hilariously profane but good-hearted parody of Mormonism, fine cast, sharp dancing, clever, tuneful songs leave audience in stitches

Don't see it if show featuring "Abbot/Costello"-like pairing unbalanced since actor playing clownish Costello role/Elder Cunningham is so brilliant

Clever, Ambitious, Fun, Driven by shock humor, Great pacing

See it if you haven't gotten your expectations raised too high; you prefer a broad MUSICAL COMEDY!; you haven't heard any spoilers.

Don't see it if you want a more complex look at the issue of religion or the state of Uganda; you've listened to the recording (it won't be as funny).

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if you love to laugh and have an open mind about religion.

Don't see it if you're Mormon.

Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You love to laugh, be shocked, and enjoy funny songs and a hilarious show.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by religious humor

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to have a fun, humorous night at the theatre.

Don't see it if You're just into the hype. It's a fun show by all means, but is not revolutionary.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Raunchy, Original

See it if you like to laugh, you like satire, irreverent humor and good music.

Don't see it if raunchy, irreverent behavior and language is offensive to you.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you like edgy satirical, irreverent off the charts comedy cleverly staged and hilariously acted.

Don't see it if you can't deal with comedies that take serious shots at religion and other Sacred Cows. Satire is blazing !

Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You love parodies of religion,missionaries,politics,natives,everything Anerica thinks is right for everyone else .

Don't see it if You are seriously religious; Offended by foul Language; sexual scenes; politically incorrect everything;masturbation; Under 14

Excruciating, Indulgent, Great singing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You love "South Park" humor and want 2.5hrs of it.

Don't see it if While the acting was great, I found the story indulgent and exhausting. I don't get what the hype is about.

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.

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Hilarious, Raunchy, Original, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if If you love musicals, there are so many hilarious inside jokes with an irreverent edge. I've listened to the music over and over.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or cannot laugh at organized religion.

Crude, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a fun and entertaining evening, enjoy absurd and offensive humor, can laugh at stupidity

Don't see it if you are offended easily, take things too seriously, don't find South Park funny, were looking for a light and fluffy romantic comedy

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You like Trey Parker and Matt Stone's edgy brand of humor.

Don't see it if You're sensitive about making fun of religion.

Clever, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You are a South Park fan that enjoys irreverent humor. Well staged, clever.

Don't see it if are offended by bad language, take offense to seeing a religion being poked fun at.

Original, Irreverent, Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of South Park; irreverent humor; over the top performances & just want a fun time.

Don't see it if you are a Mormon without a sense of humor; you are easily offended; you don't care for sometimes sophomoric humor.

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 fai...
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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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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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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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