The Book of Mormon Broadway musical, winner of nine Tony Awards, is a religious satire musical created by the maker of South Park and Avenue Q. It follows the tale of two Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to share their scriptures, but a successful mission might not be as easy as they expected where a cruel warlord is threatening the local population and the society is plagued by AIDS, poverty, and famine. The Book of Mormon Broadway musical is an old style musical that jokingly pokes fun at religion, sexuality, poverty, and race and features various show stopping song and dance numbers.
The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical Awards and AcknowledgmentsAfter premiering in March 2011 The Book of Mormon Broadway musical set a new sales record for the Eugene O' Neil Theater and was continuously one of the top five selling shows on Broadway in its first year. Winner of several awards it has received nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. As well as Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, and Outstanding Orchestration, it is also a candidate for for Best Musical Theater Album at the Grammy Awards. Listed below are a few things critics have had to say about The Book of Mormon Broadway musical.
‘‘These numbers are witty, ridiculous, impeccably executed and genuinely stirring.’’ -Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times
‘‘The show is blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious. And all that's tucked inside good -- no, great -- old-fashioned musical." -Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News
‘‘Parker and Stone have created one of the freshest original musicals in recent memory. It has tuneful songs, clever lyrics, winning characters, explosive laughs and disarmingly intimate moments. ’’ -Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter
‘‘A spectacular, rather perfect Broadway musical not only grounded in a serious love and understanding of the traditions that make a Broadway musical great but also filled with love for the very flawed, mortal characters who populate this romp.’’ -Review by Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly
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The Book of Mormon is an award wining Broadway musical about two young naive Mormon missionaries who are sent to Poverty stricken Uganda.