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Guide to The Book of Mormon on Broadway

Read our guide to when, where and how to see the musical comedy smash The Book of Mormon on Broadway

Photograph: Joan Marcus
The Book of Mormon

In The Book of Mormon, Broadway gets treated to one of its funniest and most irreverent Broadway musicals of all time. We knew that the show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), could be counted on to bring the comedy. But nothing could prepare critics or audiences for the blasphemous hilarity and zestful vulgarity of The Book of Mormon. Two squeaky-clean missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are sent from Utah to proselytize in Uganda; set down in a beleaguered village terrorized by a local warlord and suffering from disease and other horrors, our Mormon boys find their work cut out for them. Parker, Stone and Lopez gleefully lampoon Mormonism as well as African stereotypes—and they do so in the framework of a traditional book musical that references a host of canonical musicals, from The Lion King to The King and I. Smart, vicious but surprisingly sweet at its center, The Book of Mormon is New York theater lovers’ heaven and one of the best Broadway shows.

What is The Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. It is directed by Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw. It began previews on February 24, 2011, and opened on March 24, 2011. It is the winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Where is The Book of Mormon playing?

The Book of Mormon plays at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre, located at 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

When does The Book of Mormon play?

The Book of Mormon plays eight times a week, on the following schedule: Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm.

How do I get tickets to The Book of Mormon on Broadway?

Tickets to The Book of Mormon are sold online. They can also be purchased by phone (877-250-2929) or in person at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre box office. Tickets cost $89–$172, and premium tickets cost $199–$299. A limited number of $32 tickets are sold via lottery; entries are accepted at the box office two and a half hours before each performances, and the drawing takes place two hours before curtain time. Standing-toom tickets cost $27 and are sold at the box office directly following the lottery drawing. If you're looking to buy last-minute Broadway tickets and don't want to risk losing the lottery, you can try your luck on the secondary or resale market.

 

How long is The Book of Mormon?

The running time of The Book of Mormon is 2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.

Who is in The Book of Mormon on Broadway?

The cast of The Book of Mormon currently includes Nic Rouleau (Elder Price), Christopher John O'Neill (Elder Cunningham), Nikki Renée Daniels (Nabulungi), Grey Henson (Elder McKinley) and Daniel Breaker (Mafala Hatimbi).

Original five-star The Book of Mormon review

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will be gone in three weeks. Meanwhile, that airborne infection Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark dominates headlines and rakes in millions, without even opening. Celebrities and corporate brands sell poor material, innovation gets shown the door, and crap floats to the top. It's enough to turn you heretic, to sing along with The Book of Mormon's Ugandan villagers: "Fuck you God in the ass, mouth and cunt-a, fuck you in the eye." Read the full review by David Cote

The Book of Mormon original cast & crew

Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham
Andrew Rannells as Elder Price
Nikki M. James as Nabulungi
Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley, Moroni
Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi
Lewis Cleale as Price's Dad, Mission President
Kevin Duda as Cunningham's Dad, Ensemble
Brian Tyree Henry as General, Ensemble
Michael James Scott as Doctor, Ensemble
Rema Webb as Mrs. Brown, Ensemble
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker - Directors
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone - Book, Music, and Lyrics
Casey Nicholaw - Choreographer
Scott Pask - Scenic Design
Ann Roth - Costume Design
Brian MacDevitt - Lighting Design
Brian Ronan - Sound Design
Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, Important Musicals, Stephanie P. McClelland, Kevin Morris, Jon B. Platt, Stuart Thompson - Producers

The Book of Mormon awards

2011 Tony Awards

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Best Original Score - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Nikki M. James
Best Direction of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Best Orchestrations - Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
Best Scenic Design - Scott Pask
Best Lighting Design - Brian MacDevitt
Best Sound Design - Brian Ronan

2011 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

Best Musical

2011 Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Lyrics
- Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Outstanding Music - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Outstanding Orchestrations - Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus

2012 Grammy Awards

Best Musical Theater Album - Original Broadway Cast

Listen to The Book of Mormon's original Broadway cast album on Spotify

Buy The Book of Mormon's original Broadway cast album on Amazon

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