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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Amy Wallace

This show was hilarious! We laughed from beginning to end. I will see this one again.

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.



Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

Cathy Crowell
San Jose, CA
2 Reviews
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"Lots of Laughs"
October, 2018 NEW
The Book of Mormon was surprising and funny. We enjoyed it do much. Reserve New York got us really great seats down front.
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Tip: It was easy to pick up the tickets ahead of time because the hotel was just two blocks away.

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Bob B
Zurich, Switzerland
"Unfunny and boring"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
Pros: the toilets are clean at the theatre. Cons: unfunny, no discernible plot, bad dialogue, boring songs, cheap shots galore and making fun of those who cannot defend themselves, Arnold was hopelessly unfunny, cliched, tried too hard to be offensive, expensive tickets
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writer_ravenna
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Laugh out loud hysterical!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Offensive? You bet! Makes fun of just about every major religion out there? Oh yeah! Is there swearing? *GASP* Yes. And plenty of it. Pokes fun at itself? Yep! That's kinda the point, okay? It's laugh out loud hysterical funny, and highly entertaining. The cast was magnificent. I want to see it again!! Your personal views on religion aside, this is so cleverly-written with so many inside jokes, that you almost have to see it at least a second time to catch them all. I only wish it was at a different theater because the seats in the Eugene O'Neill are tight and way too close to each other. But I was so entertained by the show I didn't notice that after a few moments. A huge hit!! Go see it.
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Liz B
Encinitas, California
"Very funny and entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Found this play to be very cute, funny and amusing. My husband grew up in Mesa, AZ in the 70's which was majority Mormon, so he could relate to a lot of the nuances of Mormanism. It was an excellent example of: Conflict arises as expectations differ.
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troybrost
Waimea, Hawaii
"Hilarious, some Actors seems a bit Forced"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2018 NEW
The Book of Mormon on Broadway was a great show, very funny, and fast moving. I highly recommend going. However, the seating was very uncomfortable with minimal elevation, making visibility of the stage difficult at times. I’m no professional, but could recognize uneasiness of a couple actors at times.
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MichiganZumbido
Michigan
"Hasa Diga Eebowai!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2018 NEW
Hasa Diga Eebowai! That pretty much says it all! A big middle finger to organized religion, LDS a justly deserved metaphor for all the smug, self-satisfied cults who remain convinced they are the choosen, the elect. Go, laugh, and then go forth spreading the Good News that Rationalism and Empiricism is the only infallible credo.
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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.