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First staged in , the play is a satirical examination of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ' beliefs and practices that ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. In , after Parker and Stone saw Avenue Q , they met with the musical's co-writer Lopez and began developing the musical, meeting sporadically for several years. For research, the trio took a trip to Salt Lake City to meet with current and former Mormon missionaries.
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The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected. Review by Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly. It has tuneful songs, clever lyrics, winning characters, explosive laughs and disarmingly intimate moments. This blockbuster show features several big song-and-dance numbers accompanied by some old-fashioned Broadway belting. An equal opportunity offender, the show playfully pokes fun at religion, sexuality, poverty and race, while inspiring an after-the-show discussion of religion in general. Skip to main content. Shows Buzz Video Groups. Home Shows.
Stay tuned for more information. Original cast members Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, respectively became instant Broadway favorites, both earning Tony nominations and also going on to star in the worlds of film and television. But for those who revel in all of the above, then tomorrow could be your latter day! I believe that the New York Theatre community will ultimately recover from the disastrous impact of the current COVID pandemic and I also believe that laughter is a great temporary remedy. Skip to main content.