The Book of Mormon Musical in New York, NY

Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 W 49th Street New York, NY 10019
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Overview

Presented at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, The Book of Mormon offers an old-style musical with modern humor, complete with big song and dance numbers, impressive Broadway-style belting, and a hilariously sarcastic storyline. The show playfully pokes fun at religion, race, poverty and sexuality, and is recommended for guests over the age of 16, as explicit language and topics are used.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Parental advisory: Contains explicit language.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
  • Religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone.
  • Follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries.

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Anne Mercer

By far one of the funniest Broadway shows I’ve ever seen. Keep in mind that it is certainly not appropriate for children or younger teenagers. Have an open mind and be ready to laugh until you cry. It is written/produced by the creators of South Park, after all!

Description

from The Book of Mormon
Winner of 9 Tony Awards® including 2011 Best Musical.


From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q, comes a Broadway musical that Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. One serious and dedicated and the other socially awkward yet well meaning, these Mormons are sent to Uganda to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. When they arrive in Africa, the missionaries find a community grappling with poverty, AIDS and violence.

Entertainment Weekly says The Book of Mormon is "the funniest musical of all time," and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show declares it's "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry."

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Parental advisory: Contains explicit language. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.



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ashleymccolloch
Dallas, Texas
"SO funny "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2017 NEW
One of the best plays I️ have seen. The theater is small, and they don’t let in till 30 minutes before the show. This is different then other plays I️ have been too (lion king, wicked, etc). We ended up just going to a wine bar down the street and getting a drink before. Showed up 10 minutes before show time and got in without any problems. The show was fantastic and I️ would definitely see it again. If you get offended easily, not the show for you. But if you have an open mind and a want a good laugh this is a great show.
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NcGhiagirl
NC
"Not sure about the hype? Way better shows playing"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2017 NEW
I have no idea why people are so in love? The dialogue and songs are irreverent, as expected. There are some good laughs. But overall, the singing is mediocre and the leads’ voices have way too much affect when singing. Too nasally. Just sing already! The young lady is the only one with singing chops. We had great seats, but honestly, sets are uninspired and certainly not nearly as funny as other shows. And barring one or two songs, the music is forgettable. Go if you get cheap seats, but NOT for $200 to $500. Instead, RUN to Kinky Boots for a truly great piece of Broadway! Or even School of Rock or Waitress.
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Placebo
Adelaide, Australia
"Hilariously irreverent. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2017 NEW
Laugh out loud funny. Quite irreverent and very risqué at times, not to mention politically incorrect. But I absolutely loved it. And was it all cynical and negative? Quite the opposite. For me, the message was it doesn’t matter what prophet you follow as long as you do your bit to make the world a better place for mankind. And even better if you can have a laugh at yourself while you’re doing it!
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dubyac1
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Went a little too far for me......"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2017 NEW
Challenging conventional & widespread thinking is not only okay, it's essential to society because it presents the opportunity to reaffirm views or spur change; and when it's presented in the form of satire and also serves as entertainment - all the better. Clearly, many reviews suggest that "The Book of Mormon" does just that. Indeed, the opening acts were thought provoking, clever, and quite funny. Then however, along came the song "Hasa Diga Eebowai" and for me, the lyrics went too far. In a foul way - the song directly denounced God and for the remainder of the play, the opportunity to counter that notion was not taken. It's just not a sentiment I care to hear (over and over and over again) and it offset any entertainment value I may have assigned to the production; even if presented under the license of "satire." If my concerns are not an issue for you, that's okay - to each their own and you are going to LOVE this play. Otherwise, perhaps another choice is advisable.......
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Eli G
"Not for those who get easily offended"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2017 NEW
I got my tickets the same day, they offered us some seats with very very poor leg room (even worst than a United AL economy seat) the good side is that if you are short (1.6m), this will be a great value deal! The play is very funny, controversial and is definitely not for those who get easily offended
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Book of Mormon

Where is the theater located?
The Book of Mormon is performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre located at 230 W 49th Street, New York, NY 10019.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

Is the Eugene O’Neill Theatre handicap accessible?
The theater is not entirely handicap or wheelchair accessible. Please be advised that there are steps throughout the theater. For more information about theater accessibility, please call customer service at 1-800-590-4410.

Listening devices are available for reservation, as well.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Due to the frequent use of explicit nature and adult themes throughout the performance, this show is not recommended for children. Should you decide to bring your children, please be advised that this show is considered explicit and children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.