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The Book of Mormon

Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy
90
Critics
95
24 reviews
Members
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7496 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.... Read 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.

 
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95
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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
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
The Guardian (UK)

“The Book of Mormon, gleefully subversive and artfully crafted, is being hailed as the second coming...Aggressively hilarious, blasphemous and almost indecently entertaining, for those of us who love a well-made musical with satirical bite, the show is manna from heaven.” 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

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

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

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

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

100
The Associated Press

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

95
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

80
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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90
Avg Score

90
Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Avenue Q satirical humour (that's even more raunchy and appalling), you want the Broadway glam with a good plot and music

Don't see it if your sense of humour is nowhere crass or crude, you want something really light-hearted, you are easily offended by religious themes

95
Clever, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love a great musical and laugh

Don't see it if if you have no sense of humor

91
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You like silly humor and a light investigation of religion's power over people.

Don't see it if You want something dark or bleak.

90
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy musical comedy, you know something about Mormon,

Don't see it if You like serious shows, you hate F-words

92
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy religious satire and comedy. So hilarious!

Don't see it if You are easily offended, Morman and easily offended. Don't like a few raunchy jokes.

94
Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

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

85
Edgy, Epic, Raunchy, Entertaining, Great songs

See it if You're fine with dirty topics and aren't easily offended by off-color humor. You want to laugh & listen to catchy songs.

Don't see it if You're super conservative or can't take a joke for its intention. You don't like the humor of South Park. You only attend shows with kids.

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to laugh. The shows music is catchy and you can't help but to laugh through the whole show. Great cast,

Don't see it if If you cannot take religion being made fun of.

70
Edgy, Satirical, Hilarious

See it if you like to see almost everyone/everything get parodied.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

100
Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see a raunchy thought provoking show with great music, dialogue and dancing.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals or do not like raunchy thing. If you are rather prudish.

99
Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of south park and love raunchy humor. this is a must see. hottest ticket for years

Don't see it if youre dead.or don't like to laugh at everything

90
Clever, Delightful, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Like irreverence and wit with your musicals!

Don't see it if Are easily offended.

91
Clever, Delightful, Fun

See it if You are looking for fun, not anything deep or relevant.

Don't see it if You are wearing magical underware.

75
Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like cutting edge musicals.

Don't see it if you want to be transported to Rogers & Hammerstein-land.

90
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want to laugh a lot and have a perverted sense of humor.

Don't see it if If you don't like inapropriate jokes or are a mormon.

100
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if fun and very entertaining show

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

89
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Great score

See it if you like the dry wit of South Park, and don't mind taking a journey that goes a little dark in the middle - the payoff's well worth staying.

Don't see it if you've heard it's the best show ever. Build ups can always disappoint. You don't like a black comedy.

91
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you like clever comedy, want some good laughs and enjoy catchy music. I do not particularly like South Park, but I loved this production.

Don't see it if You are offended by abusive language or politically incorrect comments.

93
Funny, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy satire, raunchy comedy, South Park style humor, in a story that turns out to really be about something

Don't see it if you are easily offended by religious humor, bad language, or stories, characters, and language that is politically incorrect

95
Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if South Park is your thing, or you have an open mind and love to be entertained. Religion is mocked, the humor is blue, but the show ROCKS!

Don't see it if you are a prude and take life way to seriously...or if you have maggots in your scrotum.

99
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if So funny. I almost peed my pants.

Don't see it if You get easily offended.

91
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want yo laugh your .. Out!!!

Don't see it if You are a Mormon

72
Funny, Original, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You like the music and want a laugh. Like south park type humor.

Don't see it if You don't like laughing at others' expense/crass humor. Be forewarned at the minimization of sexual assault.

84
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy irreverent humor.

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

90
Funny, Crude, Quirky, Entertaining

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