The Book of Mormon Details
The Book of Mormon is a Broadway comedy created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q). With the encouraging reception of the staged workshop in 2008, producers Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino knew The Book of Mormon was something special. They chose to open the show directly on Broadway instead of premiering off-Broadway like most productions do. That decision proved to be a lucrative one and by 2017 it had grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most successful musicals of all time. While Parker and Stone are known for their edgy and sometimes crass show South Park, The Book of Mormon goes a different route and has been received with overwhelmingly positive acclaim. Following the story of a Mormon missionary in Uganda, the musical makes light of the adventures of two Mormon missionaries who are mismatched and way out of their league. Since it premiered at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York on March 24, 2011 The Book of Mormon has taken the international stage in London and Sydney, and venues all over the US.
Opened in 1925 and designed by famed architect Herbert J. Krapp, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre can accommodate just over 1,100 people. It has been home to Broadway hits such as Big River, and Spring Awakening, but The Book of Mormon’s more than eight year run on stage is one of the more notable shows. In fact, The Book of Mormon achieved a box office record for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre by grossing over $2 million in a single week near the end of 2013.
The Book of Mormon has been nominated for dozens of awards, winning more than 30. The show won an astounding 9 Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album in 2012. Additionally, The Book of Mormon has received 5 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, all in 2011. The theatre has also hosted scores of popular musicals throughout its nearly one hundred years including Annie (1981), Grease (1994), and The Full Monty (2000).
How much does it cost to see The Book of Mormon in New York?
Tickets to see The Book of Mormon in New York resell for $192 each, on average.
The Book of Mormon in New York dates
The Book of Mormon premiered at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 2011 and has no set closing date at this time. Shows are at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Because this is an open run show, during national holiday weeks the schedule varies somewhat, including the occasional Monday showing at 7 p.m. when a holiday falls on a regular show day. Be sure to check back often for updates.