BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON a Raucous Romp Through Religion Opens at the Music HallBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON a Raucous Romp Through Religion Opens at the Music Hall
by Steve Wilson - Dec 28, 2018

Remember turning off the lights and not answering the door when the men in white shirts and a tie rang the doorbell wanting to give you that free book and tell you about their religion. No need to shut off the lights and run and hide when these men appear at the Music Hall. Yes, they do want to spread their faith with THE BOOK OF MORMON, the hilarious musical comedy now playing at the Kansas City Music Hall through Sunday, December 30. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Austin Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Austin Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Austin Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Austin Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Austin Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Austin Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Austin Awards; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Leads Best Musical!Vote For The 2018 BWW Austin Awards; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; The Wimberly Players Lead Theatre of the Year!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; The Wimberly Players Lead Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)


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BWW Review: The National Tour of the Foul Mouthed and Big Hearted THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Minneapolis for its 4th EngagementBWW Review: The National Tour of the Foul Mouthed and Big Hearted THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Minneapolis for its 4th Engagement
by Jill Schafer - Nov 13, 2018

If theater is my religion, THE BOOK OF MORMON is my most sacred text. Not the actual book of course, rather the wildly irreverent musical written by the creators of SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) along with EGOT winner Robert Lopez. It is a nearly perfect musical, and definitely one of most joyous musicals I've ever seen. One of the brilliant things about THE BOOK OF MORMON is that it allows us to laugh at institutionalized religion (and let's face it, there are plenty of ridiculous things to laugh at) while still espousing the value of faith in oneself and one's friends and community, and 'working together to make this our paradise planet!' It truly is a feel-good musical that has the hugest heart, despite its unbelievably foul mouth. Back when it premiered in 2011, THE BOOK OF MORMON was what HAMILTON is today - a smash hit musical that swept the Tonys and was an impossible ticket to get. Fortunately seven years later tickets are a little easier to come by; tickets are still available (including rush and lottery, click here for details). If you're a fan of musical theater (who isn't offended by profanity and poking fun at religion), THE BOOK OF MORMON is definitely a must-see. And since it's still running on Broadway and touring the country, it likely won't be available for regional productions for many years, so this tour may be your only chance to see it for a while. Don't miss it! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Rings Vancouver's Doorbell To Say 'HELLO!'BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Rings Vancouver's Doorbell To Say 'HELLO!'
by Alyson Eng - Sep 30, 2018

Invigorating music, impressive choreography, and unexpected hilarious humour are a few things that THE BOOK OF MORMON brought to its tour stop in Vancouver with Broadway Across Canada. With its original opening number, 'Hello', audiences were greeted with enthusiastically wide grins and high-energy singing during Wednesday night's performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 26th. Whether it was your first time seeing the show or your fourth, it was guaranteed you left the show feeling satisfied and pleasantly surprised at the same time! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to the Northern Alberta Jubilee AuditoriumBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
by Sarah Dussome - Sep 21, 2018

An exuberant blend of toe-tapping hits and raunchy comedy, The Book of Mormon knocked on the door of Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in 2011, later receiving 9 Tony Awards including the coveted title of Best Musical. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Avenue Q co-writer Robert Lopez, this flamboyant mega-hit pokes fun at Mormonism and musicals in general, daring audiences not to be swept away by a riptide of crude humour and blatant social commentary. (more...)

BWW Review: Irreverent THE BOOK OF MORMON Still Big on Laughs, Slight in Shock ValueBWW Review: Irreverent THE BOOK OF MORMON Still Big on Laughs, Slight in Shock Value
by Lauren Van Hemert - Aug 9, 2018

When THE BOOK OF MORMON opened on Broadway in 2011, it was called blasphemous, crude, raunchy, and genius. The brainchild of the creators of adult animated series "South Park," THE BOOK OF MORMON won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This week it plays at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for the second time. Having now celebrated its seventh year on Broadway and two national tours, it's hard to tell whether THE BOOK OF MORMON has lost some of its shock value or if audiences are just more desensitized to it; nevertheless, it's still ridiculously funny and wildly entertaining. THE BOOK OF MORMON is about two Mormon missionaries, who are sent to Uganda to spread the word of God. Knowing nothing about Africa, other than THE LION KING, they are totally unprepared for the harsh realities of this primitive village. But with the 'good book' in hand, they are determined to win over the villagers and maybe find themselves in the process. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON PUTS SPIRIT BACK INTO THE SLOW SUMMER SEASON  at The AronoffBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON PUTS SPIRIT BACK INTO THE SLOW SUMMER SEASON at The Aronoff
by Abby Rowold - Aug 4, 2018

Hello! The Book of Mormon is back in town to make you laugh and make you think. The irreverent musical by the creators of South Park moves at a frantic pace, beginning by introducing the audience to a bevy of elders, or Mormon young men who go door-to-door to spread the word about their religion. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Aronoff CenterBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Aronoff Center
by Taylor Clemons - Aug 3, 2018

Singing and dancing Mormons take the stage yet again in Cincinnati as The Book of Mormon plays yet another engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Remains Spectacularly HilariousBWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Remains Spectacularly Hilarious
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 27, 2018

Some of the jests of THE BOOK OF MORMON are starting to show some wear, but the buffoonery, vulgarity, and bold tastelessness still satisfy, and the dance ensemble on this third Charlotte go-round - along with Casey Nicholaw's choreography seem more brilliant than ever. (more...)


by Stephanie Robb - Jul 15, 2018

Kevin Clay is no stranger to the popularity of THE BOOK OF MORMON.  Having been a cast member of the mega-hit's second National Tour for two years, he's especially thrilled to be returning to Atlanta for the show's limited engagement at The Fox Theatre, starring as Elder Price.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Columbus and They're Still Something IncredibleBWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Columbus and They're Still Something Incredible
by Christina Mancuso - May 27, 2018

Hello, again.  Columbus was glutton for punishment when THE BOOK OF MORMON returned to the Ohio Theatre for another blasphemous yet gut-wrenchingly hilarious week of musical theatre genius.  This time, the audience was snickering and giggling while they shuffled in their seats before the show even began. They knew they were about to embark on a show that can say "F-You, God" and still have the Mormon church take out a full page ad in the Playbill.  This is the brilliance of South Park writers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with AVENUE Q co-creator Robert Lopez, who can cleverly win over people of all faith by poking fun at the Mormons with crass language that borders sacrilege. Why? Because at its core is a heartfelt story of brotherhood and self-discovery with lovable young men finding their way in a world ruled by uniformity and restriction. (more...)

BWW Preview: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC 5/16 - Broadway in Columbia presents THE BOOK OF MORMON!BWW Preview: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC 5/16 - Broadway in Columbia presents THE BOOK OF MORMON!
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 16, 2018

THE MORMONS ARE COMING! It's a banner week for Midlands stages as BOOK OF MORMON takes up residency at the Koger Center, Workshop opens STRING OF PEARLS, Trustus closes CONSTANCE, and Town continues HAIRSPRAY! (more...)

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON on Tour Entertains in San Antonio, TexasBWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON on Tour Entertains in San Antonio, Texas
by Kathy Strain - May 3, 2018

My first time attending THE BOOK OF MORMON was in 2013 right after seeing my oldest son off on a full-time Mormon mission to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Going into the theater, I wondered if the controversy surrounding the play would make me worry more about my son. Would it challenge my own belief system? Would it test ideals I held sacred? Turns out, none of that was true. Upon viewing THE BOOK OF MORMON play as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). (more...)

BWW Review: Hilarious Touring Production of THE BOOK OF MORMON Packed With TalentBWW Review: Hilarious Touring Production of THE BOOK OF MORMON Packed With Talent
by Frank Benge - Apr 19, 2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON is a satirical musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone, the creators of the long running Comedy Central animated series South Park, along with Lopez, the co-composer/co-lyricist of Avenue Q and Frozen, have created a show that simultaneously deconstructs the American musical while paying loving homage to it. THE BOOK OF MORMON is the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda on their first mission. The only thing the two boys have in common is their naive outlook on life. When they try to spread 'the word' among the locals they discover that religion is the last thing the villagers are concerned about. (more...)

BWW Review: 10 Reasons Why THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour at Segerstrom Arts Is Still a Hella Funny, Hella Good ShowBWW Review: 10 Reasons Why THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour at Segerstrom Arts Is Still a Hella Funny, Hella Good Show
by Michael Quintos - Mar 28, 2018

One thing is for certain about THE BOOK OF MORMON: this memorable, whip-smart, and downright gut-busting Broadway musical is still one of the funniest---if not the funniest---musical ever to exist in the 21st Century. The tour's return trip to Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa continues through April 1, 2018. (more...)

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