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The unique thing about The Book of Mormon is that the same adjectives can be used to praise or pan it. Its crass and juvenile, but crassly funny and joyously juvenile in a way that gets the middle-schooler inside many of us sniggering through it.
But the show, which opened its second San Francisco run at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday, does it all masterfully...The writers are Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q") and Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the guys responsible for "South Park." The trio had long had
Tickets can be pricey and hard to come by (with the exception of a lottery ) but shows this expert and deliriously joyous are hard to come by...The second national tour of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's musical about two Mormons on a
Be it known unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: The Book of Mormon actually lives up to the hype. That's really saying something, since there has been a tidal wave of hoopla carrying this Tony-winning
The Book Of Mormon Eugene O'Neill Theater January 17, 2013 Excitement and anticipation grew in the Eugene O'Neill Theater as the sold-out crowd anxiously waited for the curtain to rise on one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, The Book Of Mormon .
Things this hit show's creatorsTrey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopezhate: received wisdom, Disney plasticity, Johnnie Cochran, and condescension from anyone anywhere on the politico-religious spectrum. Things they love: production numbers. (For
But sit down to talk to Ben Platt, the 19-year-old who plays Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production, and you quickly figure out he has all of his character's endearing enthusiasm without the rampant foot-in-mouth disease. Just a year and a half
The Book of Mormon Musical The Book of Mormon is Heaven on Earth Monday, September 17, 2012 Article Tools For many of us, a great musicalespecially one we're seeing for the first timeproduces a unique type of euphoria. The combination of snappy
Just know that this exceedingly naughty, though in the end disarmingly nice, show is devised by the minds behind "South Park" and that risque "Sesame Street" for theater-loving adults, "Avenue Q." In other words, leave the kids at home with a baby-
So what's the truth about the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Book Of Mormon ? Is it: A) a merciless mocking of religion by the creators of South Park B) a show with real characters that people of faith (even Mormons) can embrace C) a broad satire