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April 14

Book of Mormon Cleans Up at the Olivier Awards

"The Book of Mormon continued its reign as a critical darling of musical theater on Sunday night, scoring four Olivier Awards statues at Britain’s version of the Tonys."  MORE >

‘Book of Mormon’ Wins Big at Olivier Awards

"The Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” dominated the Tony Awards in 2011, and on Sunday night the show was a powerhouse at the Olivier Awards, London’s equivalent of the Tonys. The West End production of “Mormon,” which opened there last year, won for best new musical, best actor (Gavin Creel as Elder Price), best supporting actor (Stephen Ashfield as Elder McKinley), and best choreography (Casey Nicholaw)."  MORE >

April 13

Book of Mormon musical triumphs at Olivier Awards

"West End hit The Book of Mormon has won four prizes at the 2014 Olivier Awards, including best new musical. The controversial brainchild of South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone also won two acting awards and an additional prize for its choreography."  MORE >

'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' win at Olivier Awards in London

""Mormon" took four awards, including best new musical and the leading actor prize for Gavin Creel. The production at London's Prince of Wales Theatre opened in 2013, two years after debuting on Broadway."  MORE >

‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Chimerica’ Score at London’s Olivier Awards

"In a tough year for tuners, “Mormon” dominated the stiff competish winning Best New Musical. Best Actor in a Musical went to Gavin Creel, Stephen Ashfield won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his highly praised turn as Elder McKinley and Casey Nicholaw won for Best Choreography."  MORE >

JUNE 3

Book of Mormon, Newsies, Motown and The Lion King Will Offer Actors Fund Performances

"The Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon, Newsies, Motown: The Musical and The Lion King will offer special performances to benefit The Actors Fund this summer."  MORE >

MARCH 30

‘Book of Mormon’ the hottest show in Boston

"Competition for seats to the irreverent, Tony Award-winning show — which opens a three-week run at the Boston Opera House April 9 — has made it the hottest ticket in town"  MORE >

MARCH 25

THE BOOK OF MORMON & GRAMMY Foundation partner to enhance school music programs

"The GRAMMY Foundation and the Tony Award-winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON partnered to present GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Awards to enhance music programs at eight schools across the United States where THE BOOK OF MORMON is either currently playing or is scheduled to play."  MORE >

MARCH 24

THE BOOK OF MORMON Premiered On The West End To A Full House

"THE BOOK OF MORMON is one of those rare shows that manages to achieve international appeal - it's a huge success both on Broadway and the West End."  MORE >

MARCH 23

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Sales Record With London Opening

"The hit musical “The Book of Mormon” opened in London Thursday night, and swiftly broke records for the highest single day of sales Friday in both West End and Broadway history"  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON smashes 1-day box office record

"The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic."  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Record for Biggest Single Day of Sales in West End and Broadway History

"The producers of The Book of Mormon announced that the show set a record for the biggest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history."  MORE >

Record Sales for BOOK OF MORMON London Bow

"The producers of The Book Of Mormon opened the Tony winning hit Thursday night at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre. They’ve announced that the show set a record for the biggest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history on the day following."  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON St. Louis Tour: Theater Review

"THE BOOK OF MORMON Sizzles at the Fox"  MORE >

FEBRUARY 2

THE BOOK OF MORMON Minneapolis Tour: Theater Review

"MORMON is the most-laughs-per-minute musical comedy ever written!"  MORE >

JANUARY 25

Trey Parker & Matt Stone on Sound Opinions

Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss their musical roots, their collaboration, their songwriting philosophy and much more during a visit with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot of WBEZ Sound Opinions.  MORE >

DECEMBER 20

Ring-a-ding! Smart, Witty BOOK OF MORMON Delivers on Every Level

So, let’s get right down to it: Does THE BOOK OF MORMON live up to all the hype? You bet it does. And more.  MORE >

Getting Religion by the Neck in a Hilarious THE BOOK OF MORMON

Most of the audience flocking to THE BOOK OF MORMON, which officially descended on Chicago Wednesday night like satirical manna from some warped South Park heaven, are looking for amusement and escape. They'll surely find salvation from the rough old world in this new production of the deliciously over-eager 2011 Broadway hit, newly crafted for Chicago with a clutch of utterly committed, fresh-faced, faux-Mormon lads.  MORE >

DECEMBER 5

No Page Unturned in Trey Parker, Matt Stone's THE BOOK OF MORMON

Ask Trey Parker and Matt Stone, progenitors of both South Park and the mega-hit Broadway musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON, if they have yet to stumble upon anything they might consider too hot to handle and they will answer: "Not yet. But we might come across it one day."  MORE >

NOVEMBER 30

Ready or Not Chicago, THE BOOK OF MORMON

The unruly child from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker arrives at the Bank of America Theatre this month. Are audiences prepared?  MORE >

NOVEMBER 19

THE BOOK OF MORMON: The Testament of a Broadway Musical Will Hit Book Shelves in December

THE BOOK OF MORMON: The Testament of a Broadway Musical, which documents the creation of the 2011 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, will be released by Newmarket Press for It Books Dec. 4, featuring commentaries and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the writers, director, choreographer, orchestrator, designers, the stars and entire Broadway cast.  MORE >

NOVEMBER 8

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Chicago Cast

The Chicago cast of the satirical musical THE BOOK OF MORMON will feature Nic Rouleau, the current star of the Broadway company, in the central role of Elder Price, along with Ben Platt (known for his work in the movie Pitch Perfect) as his sidekick Elder Cunningham, its producers announced Thursday.  MORE >

OCTOBER 12

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley Fights Fire and Gossips About Oprah on "Most Dangerous Ever" Side by Side

Susan Blackwell hangs out with THE BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley for her latest Side by Side shenanigans, which includes an explosive backyard cook-out, sharing fond memories of college and an impromptu Otis Redding singalong.  MORE >

SEPTEMBER 24

Gavin Creel on Starring in THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour

The multi-talented actor chatted with Broadway World about why he is "blissfully happy" performing in this outrageous, yet heart-warming production.  MORE >

SEPTEMBER 13

THE BOOK OF MORMON Los Angeles Tour: Theater Review

Old-fashioned musical comedy pleasures are reconstituted for the contemporary tastes of an age of ironic detachment.  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Los Angeles Tour: Review (Subscription Required)

Can a touring edition of the scandalously irreverent, Latter-Day Saint-twitting tuner possibly live up to the rep? God, yes.  MORE >

SEPTEMBER 12

Hello, Hollywood! Stars Flock to THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour’s Opening Night in Los Angeles

THE BOOK OF MORMON tour opened in Los Angeles on September 12.  MORE >

SEPTEMBER 7

Trey Parker and Matt Stone on Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmey Kimmel sits down with the creators of THE BOOK OF MORMON to talk about their smash hit.  MORE >

AUGUST 22

DENVER REVIEW: Taut, Hilarious THE BOOK OF MORMON Accomplishes Its Mission

★ ★ ★ ★ Musical: Clad in white-shirts and black slacks, the young men who arrive onstage in THE BOOK OF MORMON had me at "Hello."  MORE >

DENVER REVIEW ROUNDUP: BOOK OF MORMON National Tour

See what the Denver critics had to say.  MORE >

AUGUST 20

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Another House Record On Broadway, And One In Denver

THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway broke the house record of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre for the 39th time for the week ending August 19  MORE >

BOOK OF MORMON to hold lottery for $25 seats at Pantages in Los Angeles

When the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON lands in Los Angeles in September, a lottery for $25 tickets is to be held two hours prior to each performance at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.  MORE >

AUGUST 14

INTERVIEW: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Jared Gertner Hits the Road

The star of the megahit Broadway musical shares his secrets about headlining the show's national tour.  MORE >

AUGUST 13

In Focus With Eden Lane: THE BOOK OF MORMON

Colorado natives Matt Stone and Trey Parker discuss creating their first Broadway musical THE BOOK OF MORMON and launching the tour. Gavin Creel stars as Elder Price and talks about his first visit to Denver, a new appreciation of touring, and reveals his thoughts about taking on a role originated by a close friend. MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Launch Enhances Denver Center's National Reputation

Pop-culture bad boys turned Broadway luminaries, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are sitting in a place they never expected to be: the lobby of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. MORE >

AUGUST 9

THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance

The Actors Fund announced Aug. 9 that the Special Benefit Performance of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will be held Sept. 13.  MORE >

The Book of Rory: Rory O’Malley Meets the MORMON Fans

In the final episode, Rory O'Malley gets to the loyal BOOK OF MORMON fans.  MORE >

The 5820 Interview: Trey Parker and Matt Stone

On Tuesday, August 14, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House will begin hosting what might be the most anticipated event in the history of Denver theater—a three-week run of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time-Tony-winning, sold-out-for-months Broadway smash.  MORE >

Creators of THE BOOK OF MORMON Mouth Off as their Show Spins Off a National Tour

THE BOOK OF MORMON arrived on Broadway like a bawdy toddler, cursing and making poo jokes, but winning hearts anyway. Now it’s ready for a road trip.  MORE >

It’s A Homecoming For BOOK OF MORMON Creators

The Tony Award® winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON has a Colorado connection, and the creators of the show like to enjoy it as much as possible. CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody reported on the homecoming for Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  MORE >

AUGUST 5

The Book of Rory: Rory O’Malley Visits the Touring Cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON

In the fifth installment of The Book of Rory, Rory O’Malley takes a field trip with his fellow Broadway cast members to watch the THE BOOK OF MORMON’s first national tour cast perform. Check out what the Broadway company had to say!  MORE >

JULY 14

The Book of Rory: Rory O’Malley Shares the MORMON Cast’s Wild and Varied Pre-Show Routine

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Rory O’Malley answers fans’ number one question: how do the actors prepare for the show? Get a glimpse into the “intense and professional” routine of this hilarious cast from half hour call to places.  MORE >

JUNE 10

Tickets for L.A. Run of THE BOOK OF MORMON On Sale June 10

Tickets for the three-month Los Angeles engagement of the Tony®-winning hit THE BOOK OF MORMON, starring Tony® nominee Gavin Creel, go on sale to the general public on June 10.  MORE >

JUNE 6

THE BOOK OF MORMON Fans Treated to Special Free Matinee

Some lucky fans got to see a free performance of one of the biggest shows on Broadway and one of the toughest tickets to get.  MORE >

On the Scene at THE BOOK OF MORMON's Fan Day (and Josh Gad's Last Show!)

“What is theatre? No, I’m just f—ing with you.” South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone couldn’t have chosen a better way to greet the masses of fans that packed the Broadway house at THE BOOK OF MORMON’s second annual Fan Day performance.  MORE >

MAY 31

A Look Back: 2011 Tony® Winners

The 2011 Tony Awards® were presented live from the Beacon Theatre June 12, 2011. THE BOOK OF MORMON won nine, including Best Musical  MORE >

MAY 18

Ask Me Another: Nikki M. James

Nikki M. James, the Tony Award®-winning actress and star of the acclaimed musical The Book of Mormon sits down with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg to discuss her path to the stage, as well as her deep love of musical theater. MORE >

APRIL 26

Lottery Players' Toughest Ticket is on Broadway

In New York City, the toughest ticket in town is for the hit Broadway show THE BOOK OF MORMON. Producers now hold a lottery before each performance to award cheap seats to 20 lucky theatregoers.  MORE >

APRIL 2

My Space: Rory O'Malley

“Welcome to my dressing room. Here are five things I love.“ MORE >

Great Musical Performances: “I Believe” from THE BOOK OF MORMON

Once in a while there is a song in American musical theater that “has it all.” And it’s not easy getting it all. MORE >

MARCH 29

Gavin Creel to Headline First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON

Gavin Creel will be on board when the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON kicks off this summer. Producers announced Thursday that Creel, a two time Tony Award®-nominee for Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie, will star as Elder Price, the role currently played by Andrew Rannells on Broadway. MORE >

MARCH 28

Downstage Center: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Robert Lopez

Where are Broadway's biggest talents? Downstage Center. The latest sits down with Tony Award®-winner (Avenue Q, THE BOOK OF MORMON) Robert Lopez. MORE >

MARCH 27

THE BOOK OF MORMON Headlines KeyBank Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare

Behold the miracle: "The Book of Mormon" is coming to PlayhouseSquare. The deliciously profane, blasphemous, toe- tapping smash will arrive in Cleveland in June 2013, the hottest ticket of the 2012-13 KeyBank Broadway Series lineup. MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Composer Robert Lopez Lands on Crain's '40 Under 40' List

Tony®-winning BOOK OF MORMON composer Robert Lopez has been named on Crain's New York Business' annual 40 under 40.  MORE >

MARCH 21

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Second Free Fan Performance in June

Producers of the Tony®-winning hit THE BOOK OF MORMON have announced plans to offer a second free fan performance for the June 6 matinee at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Headlines Fox Theatre's 2012-13 Season

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony®-laden hit at the intersection of South Park and Avenue Q, will play the Fox Theatre next season. “We are thrilled to have the hottest ticket in New York City come to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox on its first national tour,” said Kristin Caskey, president of Fox Theatricals. MORE >

MARCH 20

BOOK OF MORMON Hottest Ticket

Chicagoans are hot to get their hands on THE BOOK OF MORMON. Landing seats for the Tony Award®-winning musical seems only slightly easier than landing a table at Next restaurant. But only slightly. Ticket sales have been breaking Chicago box office records. MORE >

MARCH 16

BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Sales Date Set

Single tickets for the Tony Award-winning musical “The Book of Mormon,” running Dec. 11, 2012-March 3, 2013 at the Bank of America Theatre, will go on sale exclusively at the theater’s box office, 18 W. Monroe, beginning March 19 at 12:01 a.m. MORE >

MARCH 12

Paramount's New Broadway season: THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON a current Broadway blockbuster, will come to the Paramount Theater on the musical's first national tour. It will be part of Seattle Theatre Group's 2012-13 Broadway at the Paramount subscription series. MORE >

MARCH 7

New PNC Broadway Season Gets Into the Act with MORMON, Others

Paul Organisak believes the 2012-2013 PNC Broadway Across America—Pittsburgh series represents the best of what's available on Broadway. Five of seven shows in the 2012-13 subscriber series are still playing on Broadway. They include the 2011 Tony Award®-winners for Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON; Best Play, War Horse; and Best Revival of a Musical, Anything Goes. MORE >

MARCH 6

Kennedy Center Plans 4 Tony®-Winning Plays in 2012-13

The Kennedy Center is placing its bets on four Tony Award®-winning plays — including THE BOOK OF MORMON—in its 2012-13 season, the center announced Tuesday. MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON Headed to Boston

The white-shirted missionaries of THE BOOK OF MORMON are headed to Boston next year, hunting for converts to a brand of musical-comedy lunacy that has made the show a smash hit on Broadway. MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON’s Josh Gad Nominated for Breakout Performer at Comedy Awards

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Josh Gad has earned a Comedy Award nomination for Breakout Performer of the Year. MORE >

MARCH 1

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Highlight Broadway in Detroit Series

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the musical from the creators of South Park that took Broadway and the Tony Awards® by storm last year, is heading to Detroit next season. MORE >

FEBRUARY 28

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Chicago On-Sale Dates

The upcoming Chicago production of THE BOOK OF MORMON will put single tickets on sale to the public March 19, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday. MORE >

FEBRUARY 24

Celebrate a Year of Laughs with an All-New BOOK OF MORMON Squigs Sketch

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster THE BOOK OF MORMON celebrates its one-year anniversary of delighting (and shocking) audiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on February 24. To mark the occasion, Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin "Squigs” Robertson revisited the hit musical to sketch the all-star team behind the rialto’s hottest ticket. MORE >

Watch BOOK OF MORMON's Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad Belt '80s Classic “Take On Me” on Late Night

THE BOOK OF MORMON’s leading missionaries Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during the show's Broadway Week to preach the good word to the audience.  MORE >

FEBRUARY 23

Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

THE BOOK OF MORMON stars Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad pay a visit to Fallon to celebrate Broadway Week—and Josh's birthday. MORE >

FEBRUARY 17

THE BOOK OF MORMON Highlights 2012-13 Broadway Across America Series

Patience is a virtue, if you have the time. And sometimes, especially, if you don't have the money.  Just a little patience could pay off big for theater fans in the Northwest anxious to catch the biggest hits on Broadway.. MORE >

FEBRUARY 15

THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Play Five-Week San Francisco Engagement

San Francisco audiences will receive a visit from the well-dressed boys of the nine-time Tony Award®-winning hit THE BOOK OF MORMON, which will play the Curran Theatre this November. MORE >

FEBRUARY 13

THE BOOK OF MORMON Cast Recording Earns Grammy® Award

The original cast recording of THE BOOK OF MORMON won the 2012 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theatre Album. MORE >

Grammys® Backstage Highlights: Trey Parker Interview

The first question for THE BOOK OF MORMON co-creator Trey Parker wasn’t how it felt to take home a Grammy® for musical theater album. Instead, he was quizzed on how Mormons have reacted to the show’s lightning success.  MORE >

Watch Trey Parker Accept THE BOOK OF MORMON'S Grammy®

If you watched last night's Grammy® ceremony, you probably saw Adele win 47 awards, and you might have seen Nikki Minaj try to make Rick Santorum's head explode, but what you definitely didn't see was anyone thanking Steve Martin in their acceptance speech. That's because you didn't see Trey Parker and Bobby Lopez accepting the award for Best Musical Theater Album on behalf of The Book of Mormon. Luckily it's online for your ever-eager eyeballs to feast upon. MORE >

FEBRUARY 8

MORMON Men Gad & Rannells on the “Thrill” of a Grammy® Nom, Plus Plans for a Justin Bieber Cover Album

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards® are just around the corner and come February 12, THE BOOK OF MORMON’s leading men, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, may be able to add “Grammy® winner” to their ever-growing resumes. As previously reported, the Tony®-winning musical scored a nomination for Best Musical Theater Cast Album, and for the first time, the Grammys are including "principal soloists" among those credited to the nomination. MORE >

FEBRUARY 6

THE BOOK OF MORMON Headlines New Mirvish Season

The big news is that Mirvish has grabbed the rights to the touring version of The Book of Mormon, the biggest hit on Broadway, which has been playing to sold-out houses since its opening on March 24, 2011, and has won nine Tony Awards. MORE >

FEBRUARY 1

Orlando's Michael James Scott Finds Joy in THE BOOK OF MORMON

In Broadway megahit THE BOOK OF MORMON, Orlando actor Michael James Scott plays a doctor with a very delicate problem. Without revealing the exact nature of the malady, let's just say it's going to make men shudder. MORE >

Downstage Center: NY1′s Frank DiLella Interviews THE BOOK OF MORMON Star Andrew Rannells

In Broadway megahit THE BOOK OF MORMON, Orlando actor Michael James Scott plays a doctor with a very delicate problem. Without revealing the exact nature of the malady, let's just say it's going to make men shudder. MORE >

JANUARY 31
THE BOOK OF MORMON To Come to Civic Center in Des Moines  

Knock-knock, Des Moines: Two missionaries in tidy white shirts and black slacks will show up on the Civic Center’s doorstep early next year. MORE >

JANUARY 26
THE BOOK OF MORMON leads 2012-13 Broadway Series  

Broadway's hottest show is coming to Hennepin Avenue. MORE >

JANUARY 24
THE BOOK OF MORMON BROADWAY CAST EXTEND CONTRACTS INTO 2013  

The principal cast of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Tony®-winning hit musical THE BOOK OF MORMON have extended their contracts to appear in the show through February 2013. Returning cast members include Josh Gad, Nikki M. James, Andrew Rannells, Rory O'Malley, Michael Potts, Lewis Cleale and Brian Tyree Henry. MORE >

JANUARY 23
THE BOOK OF MORMON SELLS OUT DENVER ENGAGEMENT IN FIVE HOURS   

The three-week Denver engagement of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit, sold out within five hours on Jan. 22. MORE >

JANUARY 20
HOT TIX: THE BOOK OF MORMON   

What more can be said about"The Book of Mormon"that hasn't been said already? The politely taboo musical from Colorado's own Trey Parker and Matt Stone took home a whopping nine Tony Awards last year, including the coveted Best Musical statue. MORE >

OBSESSED!: Seth Says "HEL-LO!" to THE BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley  

Rory O'Malley joins Seth to talk about Broadway Impact, an organization spearheading the fight for marriage equality, and reveals the details of his BOOK OF MORMON journey from ensemble to Tony® nomination—something even his own mother found slightly hard to believe!  MORE >

JANUARY 6
THE BOOK OF MORMON Denver On-Sale Announced  

Single tickets for the Colorado run of "The Book of Mormon" will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 22, Denver Center Attractions announced this afternoon. MORE >

DECEMBER 30
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON  

Yes, it's very funny indeed and for me the show soars emotionally and comedically thanks to Andrew Rannells as Elder Price. MORE >

Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON  

Seems an "easy" choice but it really is such a joyful, naughty, original piece of work that is very difficult not to embrace. MORE >

Broadway Finds God  

Audiences Are Eating Up The Book of Mormon's Outrageous Humor
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been cracking up TV audiences for years, but nobody really knew how their raunchy brand of comedy would play out on stage. MORE >

DECEMBER 27
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON  

The Payoff – Much is made of the envelope-pushing jokes in this musical blockbuster but, to me, the real star of the show is its story construction. The show, forgive the Commodore’s reference, is a brick house. MORE >

DECEMBER 26
Best of 2011: “Hasa Diga Eebowai” (THE BOOK OF MORMON) 

The first of many jaw-dropping moments in the smash hit THE BOOK OF MORMON came early in Act One when the Ugandan villagers taught the visiting Mormon missionaries their life-affirming phrase, “Hasa Diga Eebowai.” MORE >

DECEMBER 25
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

This sold-out hit about bright-eyed Mormon boys out of their depth in conflict-riddled Africa is an equal-opportunity offender. Nothing is sacred. Except the creators’ love for shows of the Golden Age.  MORE >

DECEMBER 24
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

In THE BOOK OF MORMON one of many pleasures was seeing a comic set-up result in a grand payoff… MORE >

DECEMBER 23
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

The Broadway gift that keeps on giving  MORE >

DECEMBER 21
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

What can we say that hasn't already been said about this absolutely perfect production?  MORE >

Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

Sacrilege and sanctity (and a generous helping of potty-mouth humor) blend seamlessly in this show that markets itself as “God’s favorite musical.”  MORE >

Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

Even people who never attend the theater have been buzzing about the new musical juggernaut from the creators of South Park.  MORE >

Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON 

Yes, it's that good.  MORE >

DECEMBER 19
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON

Does this need explanation? It's smart and reverential and completely winning, Tony Awards included. (Plus, the show sells a pair of boxers that say "I Have Maggots in My Scrotum.") MORE >

DECEMBER 16
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON leads EW's Top 10 Stage List

It’s been a rather remarkable year for theater —  MORE >

Best Shows of 2011 Razzed Mormons, Round-Eyes, Reaganites

It’s been a rather remarkable year for theater —  MORE >

Iconic New York Images by Matthew Pillsbury

THE BOOK OF MORMON, Eugene O'Neill Theatre  MORE >

DECEMBER 15
Romney Would Like to See THE BOOK OF MORMON

So what does Mitt Romney, perhaps the best-known Mormon in the country, think of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway musical send-up of his faith, complete with profanity and sexually explicit humor?  MORE >

DECEMBER 14
Ben Brantley's Top Ten of 2011

Nikki M. James, center, with Josh Gad, left, and Andrew Rannells in THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Eugene O’Neill Theater.  MORE >

2011 Year in Review: Best in Theater

The national tour production of this irreverent Broadway juggernaut by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q arrives at the Pantages Theatre next fall, and I can’t wait to hear the doorbell chimes of those proselytizing young men in white shirts and black ties during the show’s fiendishly delightful opening number, “Hello!”  MORE >

DECEMBER 12
Matt Stone and Trey Parker Named Men of the Year

Many years ago, someone sent me a video in which four boys are asked by Jesus to help him kill Santa. The video was vulgar, hilarious, and oddly touching, and had apparently been made by two nitwits from Colorado. Ever since that day, I have looked forward to anything Matt and Trey produce with a mixture of joy, respect, and a glee that bears more than a passing resemblance to an 11-year-old girl finding out she's getting a pony. MORE >

DECEMBER 8
Top Ten Plays and Musicals

If nothing else, a masterpiece of Broadway marketing. This smash-hit musical from the creators of South Park, about a group of eager Mormon missionaries trying to proselytize in Uganda, is just irreverent enough to make the stodgy Broadway crowd feel with-it, yet leavened with enough old-fashioned musical pizzazz to allow them leave the theater feeling completely comfortable. MORE >

DECEMBER 7
THE BOOK OF MORMON Coming to L.A. in September of 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON—the hit Broadway musical from the creators of South Park—will make its Los Angeles debut in September at the Pantages Theatre. The 12-week engagement, which is part of a national tour, is scheduled to run Sept. 5-Nov. 25. MORE >

DECEMBER 6
Best of 2011: THE BOOK OF MORMON

It may be one joke, but the joke is fantastically well done by this jubilant, dirty-talking, irreverent yet surprisingly sweet-hearted hit musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the heat-seeking rascals of South Park) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q.) MORE >

DECEMBER 4
50 Favorites: From Adele to THE BOOK OF MORMON

We were thrilled when THE BOOK OF MORMON became the first Broadway cast album to hit the top ten on the Billboard pop charts in 40 years. MORE >

DECEMBER 1
Trey Parker, Matt Stone Are mtvU's Men Of The Year

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are probably used to their share of high-fives, fist bumps and sweaty hugs from rabid fans of their long-running claim-to-fame cartoon, South Park. Now, on top of all the Tonys® they took home for Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON, they can add one more honor—one that puts them in the company of a Nobel Peace Prize winner.MORE >

Robert Lopez Reacts to THE BOOK OF MORMON Grammy Nomination

With nine Tony Awards® under its belt, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON is also among the nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category for the 54th annual Grammy Awards®; nominations were announced Nov. 30 in Los Angeles.MORE >

Trey Parker Promises Special Grammy Party If They Win

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Robert Lopez, the composer and lyricist known for the hit show Avenue Q, received a Grammy nomination last night for their work on the smash Broadway show The Book of Mormon. MORE >

NOVEMBER 22
Watch Josh Gad Get Interviewed in the Back of a Cab

In this new video, Daily Show correspondent and Book of Mormon star Josh Gad talks to Stuckey and Murray about working with Matt Stone and Trey Parker as one of the stars of the biggest show on Broadway. And he does it while riding in the back of a cab. It's sort of like Taxi Cab Confessions only way sexier. MORE >

NOVEMBER 8
THE BOOK OF MORMON: a Backstage Look

The Book of Mormon is dazzling audiences and critics. It is one of the hottest shows on Broadway. So what is the secret of the musical's success? Fox 5's Julie Chang took a look backstage and behind the scenes to find out. MORE >

OCTOBER 31
The Book of Mormon Missionary Rory O'Malley on His Two-Year Halloween Stint as a Priest

Halloween is the most theatrical holiday, so it makes perfect sense that Broadway actors—who know a thing or two about rocking a costume—would embrace the spooky season. We asked your favorite stage stars to share their memories of yummy treats, silly tricks and the best and worst costumes they ever wore.   MORE >

OCTOBER 26
The Book of Mormon Composer Robert Lopez Previews Broadway South Park Episode: 'Wicked is Trey Parker's Favorite Show'

Tony winner Robert Lopez recently reunited with his Book of Mormon co-composers Trey Parker and Matt Stone to write a Broadway-themed episode of their long-running animated series South Park.  After a busy week in Los Angeles, Lopez phoned Broadway.com just before boarding his flight back to New York to chat about crafting the episode.      MORE >

OCTOBER 19
'South Park' Provides the Stage for a 'Book of Mormon' Reunion

If you’d like to see what happens when Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez combine their comic talents but can’t get your hands on tickets for their bawdy, blaspheming Broadway hit, "The Book of Mormon," cable television will soon provide a more easily accessible alternative.  MORE >

OCTOBER 14
THE BOOK OF MORMON Team Launch 'Mormon Mondays' on Sirius XM

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Tony Award winning musical from the creators of "South Park," Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez will be featured on SiriusXM's new series, Mormon Mondays, a limited series of weekly specials.   MORE >

OCTOBER 11

Josh Gad interviews Andrew Rannells for Rolling Stone

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, the stars of Matt Stone and Trey Parker's hit musical The Book of Mormon, stopped by the Rolling Stone studio recently for a funny chat about performing with each other in the show, their favorite albums of all time and why Cinnabon is probably the best place to have sex in the world.   MORE >

OCTOBER 4
'South Park' creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker stay connected with offensive, animated hit show

"South Park" has tackled everything from religion to how many times characters can drop S-bombs, but for executive producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker, it's never just about pushing boundaries.   MORE >


OCTOBER 3
Back to school for 'South Park' scribes

Last spring, the longtime comic cohorts saw their first Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, which they conceived and wrote with Robert Lopez, become a massive critical and commercial hit. It earned nine Tony Awards and remains the hottest ticket in town.   MORE >


OCTOBER 2
Forever tasteless

Who could have guessed that when Trey Parker and Matt Stone premiered their crudely animated, often debauched look at life in South Park, Colorado, on August 13, 1997 -- their debut episode, “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe,” ended with satellite dishes coming out of Cartman’s rear end -- that it would mark the beginning of a distinguished comedy career?   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 27
Nine Things Trey Parker and Matt Stone Learned in 15 Seasons of South Park

Somewhere between sentient feces, Helen Keller musicals, and the tale of one Scrotie McBoogerballs, South Park went from culty cable series to one of the major forces in American comedy, and its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, became masters of the epic puppet action film (Team America: World Police) as well as Broadway (The Book of Mormon).   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 26
Watch the "60 Minutes" Feature on The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Video)

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning co-creators (with Tony-winning Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez) of Broadway’s latest hit The Book of Mormon, were featured on the season premiere episode of "60 Minutes" Sept. 25.   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 22
"60 Minutes" Will Profile The Book of Mormon's Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Tony and Emmy Award-winning Book of Mormon and "South Park" authors Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be profiled on the season premiere of "60 Minutes" Sept. 25. The segment will take viewers backstage at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where The Book of Mormon opened to raves in March.   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 19
The O Wow! List: 15 Dreamers, Thinkers and Doers

Nikki M. James included in the achievers whose breakthrough ideas took our breath away this year.   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 15
How THE BOOK OF MORMON Cast Album Cracked The Billboard Top 10

Last March, THE BOOK OF MORMON, the profane and funny musical written by the duo behind South Park and one of the songwriters from Avenue Q, opened on Broadway to rave reviews and sold out houses. In June, it won nine Tony Awards® and the show's cast album did something that hasn't happened in over 40 years: It hit the top ten on Billboard's pop charts. MORE >


SEPTEMBER 7
'Book of Mormon' on a Chicago mission"

"The Book of Mormon," the sweetly satirical and gently profane hit Broadway musical from the creators of "South Park" and the co-composer and the co-lyricist of "Avenue Q," will dedicate a new mission in Chicago in December 2012.   MORE >


SEPTEMBER 6

The Book of Mormon Will Launch National Tour Four Months Early

The Tony Award-winning hit musical The Book of Mormon will ring doorbells in Denver, CO, a few months early. The national tour of the musical by the creators of "South Park" and Avenue Q will now begin performances in August 2012.   MORE >

AUGUST 28
In Studio: Robert Lopez

Songwriter Robert Lopez won his first Tony Awards in 2004 for his hilariously irreverent "Avenue Q" score. He followed up his raunchy puppet work with the music for yet another Broadway smash hit – "The Book of Mormon." Lopez takes a seat at the piano in the Soundcheck studio to talk about his missionary-centered musical collaboration with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.   MORE >

AUGUST 20
A True Insider at 'Book of Mormon'

Actor Brings a Unique Perspective to the Musical After Growing Up With the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints   MORE >

AUGUST 9
The Book of Mormon Co-Creator Robert Lopez on His 10-Step Creative Process

If anyone on Broadway is having a diverse summer, it’s definitely composer Robert Lopez. The Book of Mormon, his naughtily bawdy collaboration with South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, took home the top prize at the Tony Awards in June, and by July, he was busy promoting Disney’s family-friendly Winnie the Pooh.   MORE >

AUGUST 5
GYPSY OF THE MONTH: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Clark Johnsen

If Elder McKinley were the main character of The Book of Mormon instead of Elders Price and Cunningham, the hit musical's plot might resemble Clark Johnsen's life story. In his hilarious signature number, McKinley (Rory O'Malley) sings about the need to "Turn It Off"—"it" being the according-to-Mormonism "curable curse" of homosexuality.   MORE >

AUGUST 3
Gad & Rannells: A Blessed Union

In The Book of Mormon — the sweetly irreverent, Tony Award-winning musical juggernaut from Avenue Q's Robert Lopez and "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone — first-time Tony nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells star as Elders Cunningham and Price, respectively, a mismatched pair of missionaries sent to Uganda to teach villagers about the Mormon faith.   MORE >

AUGUST 2
Book of Mormon Star Josh Gad Shares His Special Lullaby with Gayle King

Fans of Josh Gad, the Tony-nominated star of The Book of Mormon, know that the actor and his wife became the parents of a baby daughter just before he began work on the smash-hit musical.   MORE >

JULY 30
"Book of Mormon" star: I thought I would be killed

The controversial musical "The Book of Mormon" by the creators of "South Park" is one of the biggest hits Broadway has seen in years, winning over critics and audiences alike. The combination of edgy content and raw star power from the young cast has made this show a nine-time Tony award winner.   MORE >

JULY 28
The Great Digital Sales Experiment

"Thanks to Amazon's $1.99 promotion, The Book Of Mormon — which garnered GRAMMY-nominated composer/lyricist Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone an award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the 2011 Tony Awards in June — reentered the Billboard 200 at No. 3 during the promotion, becoming the highest-charting Broadway cast album, and the first Top 10, since 1969."   MORE >

An Interview with Josh Gad, Star of The Book of Mormon

Gad returned to Broadway earlier this year, creating the role of Elder Cunningham in the hit musical, The Book of Mormon, which won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.   MORE >

JULY 27
"Five, Six, Seven, Eight": The Return of the Director-Choreographer

"In a musical the songs are the touchstones of the story," Nicholaw adds. "So you need to be sure that the scenes build into those songs well and that the transitions out of the songs also work seamlessly."   MORE >

JULY 26
10 Questions with Robert Lopez

A month later, Stone and Parker's first attempt at musical theater opened to fawning reviews and instantly became the Great White Way's biggest hit in years. Critics praised The Book for its slickness, but also for its sweetness and the reverence it shows to the legends of Broadway and even to the Mormon Church itself.   MORE >

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Creators of the Musical The Book of Mormon

A month later, Stone and Parker's first attempt at musical theater opened to fawning reviews and instantly became the Great White Way's biggest hit in years. Critics praised The Book for its slickness, but also for its sweetness and the reverence it shows to the legends of Broadway and even to the Mormon Church itself.   MORE >

JULY 17
'Book of Mormon' Tony winner Nikki M. James has Broadway buzzing after show-shopping performances

It was meant to bee. But Nikki M. James swears she hadn't planned on waxing poetic about bulbous bugs a month ago when she accepted her Tony for "The Book of Mormon."   MORE >

Oprah Winfrey: Book of Mormon!

Oprah Winfrey is all smiles as she leaves a performance of The Book of Mormon on Saturday (July 16) in New York City.   MORE >

JULY 3
'The Book of Mormon' Gives Back to the Faithful

There is mania in New York for 'The Book of Mormon.' People pay hundreds of dollars and wait hours in line day after day for the hottest ticket on Broadway. But 800 super fans got to see the show for free on Friday. Find out how they did it..   MORE >

'Book of Mormon' Producers Reward Fanbase with Fans-Only Performance

The show's daily lottery for 20 tickets regularly generates hundreds of entries, which is why producers decided to reward its fans' dedication with a performance just for them. The event, which took place last Friday, July 1st, proved to be just the thing to push the megasuccessful show into new hit-making territory.   MORE >

JULY 2
Answered Prayer for 'Book of Mormon' Fans

Friday's crowd already had free seats, having beat out 13,000 entrants in a lottery. Yet 30 minutes before show time, the line to enter stretched four blocks. Tickets for the show, which danced away with nine Tonys last month, have been pretty much impossible to land since opening to previews in March.  MORE >

Lottery-winning fans enraptured by special 'Book of Mormon' performance

For many, the ticket lottery for Broadway shows is a holy terror. But on Friday afternoon, devout followers were treated to nothing short of a Broadway miracle.   MORE >

JULY 1
Lucky Fans See "Book Of Mormon" Matinee For Free

Video Feature: "The Book of Mormon" may be the toughest ticket to get on Broadway right now, but some lucky fans got to see a special matinee performance for free.  MORE >

Appealing to the 'South Park' demographic with free tickets to 'Book of Mormon'

"A fantastic idea, I feel really lucky," said Lauren Portigiano, who came into the city from Long Island and who at 25 was the dominant age group in the line that snaked for blocks just before the theater opened for general seating.   MORE >

JUNE 29
Keith Olbermann & Dan Savage rave about The Book of Mormon

Activist and columnist Dan Savage sits down with Keith to discuss the future of same-sex marriage in America... and their shared passion for "The Book of Mormon."  MORE >

JUNE 27
Josh Gad, Guest Correspondent on The Daily Show

"Happy Gays - New York Gay Pride Parade" -Josh Gad hits the streets of New York to find out what implications the legalization of same-sex marriage will have on the city.  MORE >

JUNE 15
'Book of Mormon' Cast Recording Makes History

The original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" comes roaring back in at No. 3 with 61,000 sold (up 2,116%) following the show's nine Tony Award wins on Sunday, June 12. It is the highest charting Broadway cast album -- and first top 10 -- since 1969.  MORE >

'Book of Mormon' Draws Hopefuls Into Ticket Lottery

Every afternoon, hundreds of people stand outside the theater to participate in the lottery. The prize: tickets — some in the first row — for $32 each.  MORE >

JUNE 12
'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical

"The Book of Mormon," a smash-hit Broadway musical made out of the unlikeliest of elements — unwavering faith, jokes about AIDS and lyrics so profane that many of its songs could not be televised — emerged as the runaway winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday.  MORE >

Tony Awards: Trey Parker, Matt Stone React to 'Book of Mormon' Wins

"We weren't really expecting anything, but this is great," -Matt Stone  MORE >

'Book of Mormon' Sweeps Tony Awards

Broadway got religious Sunday night – make that sacrilegious – with the wildly irreverent The Book of Mormon dominating the 65th annual Tony Awards  MORE >

'The Book of Mormon' wins big at Tony Awards

"The Book of Mormon" inscribed its own chapter of Broadway history Sunday night, winning the Tony Award for best musical as well as eight others — a formidable harvest for the irreverent songfest by "South Park's" Matt Stone and Trey Parker and "Avenue Q's" Robert Lopez.  MORE >

Tony Awards 2011: 'Book of Mormon' sees the light of Tony glory

"The Book of Mormon" knocked down the door of the 65th annual Tony Awards at New York's Beacon Theatre Sunday night, snagging a worshipful total of nine Tonys, including best musical.  MORE >

JUNE 10
Amazon.com Special Offer: $1.99 Cast Album!

The complete Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON is available for digital download for $1.99 from Amazon.com through Monday, June 13. Click to purchase!  MORE >

JUNE 6
Mormons Rock!

They've conquered Broadway, talk radio, the U.S. Senate-and they may win the White House. Why Mitt Romney and 6 million Mormons have the secret to success.  MORE >

Feature on Ann Roth

In a career spanning almost six decades, the costume designer Ann Roth, 79, has more than 190 film and theater credits, including "Midnight Cowboy," "The Day of the Locust" and "The English Patient," for which she won an Oscar. Ms. Roth is nominated for a Tony Award for best costume design of a musical for The Book of Mormon.  MORE >

Casey Nicholaw transforms 'The Book of Mormon'

The director-choreographer brings Broadway know-how to the musical from the creators of 'South Park.'  MORE >

JUNE 3
An interview with Matt Stone

Broadway's Book of Mormon is more than just easy laughs: Talking to co-author Matt Stone  MORE >

An interview with Josh Gad

A Missionary From the Borscht Belt  MORE >

JUNE 2
Would you take your grandma to this show?

Book of Mormon is the most profane musical in Broadway history — And the senior set is lapping it up!  MORE >

JUNE 1
Video Feature with Casey Nicholaw and the nominated actors from The Book of Mormon

Actors Josh Gad, Nikki M. James, Rory O'Malley and Andrew Rannells discuss working on the Broadway hit THE BOOK OF MORMON followed by a conversation with the show's inspiring choreographer and co-director Casey Nicholaw.  MORE >

MAY 31
CBS Sunday Morning visits The Book Of Mormon on Broadway

Rita Braver visits with the creative minds of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone and their Broadway production 2011  MORE >

ON THE RECORD: The Book of Mormon

Steve Suskin reviews The Book of Mormon cast recording: "The score is equal in excellence to the book, and that combination is what makes The Book of Mormon the most explosively funny musical in memory and the best musical in years."  MORE >

Young actress shines in 'Mormon'

Tony nominated actress Nikki M. James speaks to Robert Feldberg about her first nomination, and her Mormon ballad.  MORE >

MAY 27
Ann Roth: Major B'way clothes force. No early attire-ment for vet Tony nominee.

Michael Riedel feature on costume designer, Ann Roth, now nominated for a tony Award for her hilarious work on The Book of Mormon.  MORE >

All Things Considered – A feature interview with producer, Scott Rudin

Scott Rudin, one of the creative minds behind the show, tells All Things Considered's Robert Siegel that the show isn't just an excuse for the guys from South Park — Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who wrote Mormon with Bobby Lopez — to make a musical filled with profanity. There's a line they just won't cross, he says.  MORE >

The Book of Mormon Cast Album Scores Impressive Chart Debut

The original Broadway cast recording of The Book of Mormon converted a lot of fans into followers. The cast album flies onto the Billboard 200 at No. 31 with 13,000 copies sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan.  MORE >

MAY 24
BOOK OF MORMON'S JOSH GAD ON HIS SOUTH PARK FANTASY, TONY NOMINATION, AND WHAT'S NEXT

With fourteen Tony nominations and five wins at last night's Drama Desk awards, Book of Mormon is Broadway's breakout show of the season. Created by South Park's Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and Avenue Q's Bobby Lopez, the musical follows two young Mormons who travel to Uganda to spread the word. We spoke with Josh Gad, who earned a Tony nod for his turn as the quirky, socially awkward missionary Elder Cunningham, about the doors Mormon has opened for him, his cartoon with David Gordon Green, and the first time he met Parker and Stone.  MORE >

MAY 23
'BOOK OF MORMON,' 'ANYTHING GOES' LEAD DRAMA DESK WINNERS

The new Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" won five Drama Desk Awards on Monday night, at a ceremony honoring theater work on Broadway and Off Broadway.   MORE >

MAY 20
FRANK RICH'S LINER NOTES FOR THE BOOK OF MORMON

The original Broadway cast album of the Tony Award-nominated musical The Book of Mormon debuted to strong digital download sales on iTunes May 17, but fans will have to wait until June 7 for the hard copy, which features color photos, lyrics and essays about the production, to hit stores. Among the goodies in the Ghostlight Records release are liner notes penned by former New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich. Representatives have shared the notes with Playbill.com for your reading pleasure.  MORE >

DRAMA LEAGUE FETES 'MORMON,' 'WAR HORSE'

The 77th annual Drama League Awards went to the heavy hitters on Friday, with Broadway dominating the kudos. Multi-Tony-nommed "Book of Mormon" took home the original tuner award.  MORE >

MAY 19
BOOK OF MORMON'S RORY O'MALLEY TAPS HIS WAY TO A TONY NOMINATION

Rory O'Malley, who plays Elder McKinley in the new musical Book of Mormon, which was recently nominated for 14 Tony Awards, talks about how he found out about the nomination.  MORE >

MAY 18
NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE ALLOWS THEATER CRITICS AND CREATIVE TEAMS TO MINGLE OVER COCKTAILS

When director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw accepted NYDCC's Best Musical award for "The Book of Mormon," he found himself tongue-tied, and for good reason. It was presented by legendary director Stanley Donen, who's been called "the king of the Hollywood musicals."  MORE >

MAY 17
STAR RISING: NIKKI JAMES OF "THE BOOK OF MORMON"

Nikki M. James isn't about to let the fact that she grew up idolizing Patti LuPone stop her from trying to beat the Broadway icon at the Tony Awards. James may be nominated alongside Lupone in the same category — best featured actress in a musical — but she's not shy about wanting to wrest the trophy from the woman whose face adorned her walls growing up.  MORE >

MAY 16
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE HONORS 'THE BOOK OF MORMON,' 'WAR HORSE' AND 'ANYTHING GOES'

The Outer Critics Circle is calling "The Book of Mormon" the season's best musical, "War Horse" best play and "Anything Goes" best musical revival.  MORE >

TONY NOMINEE JOSH GAD ON TELLING LIES AS THE BOOK OF MORMON'S ELDER CUNNINGHAM

The megahit musical The Book of Mormon had a long journey to Broadway, but through years of workshops, one element remained constant: Josh Gad was onboard to play the well-meaning but socially awkward missionary Elder Cunningham. Now Mormon has earned 14 Tony nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Gad's hilarious and touching performance.  MORE >

MAY 13
MORNING SHOW

Interview with South Park creators and The Book of Mormon authors Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  MORE >

MAY 12
'THE BOOK OF MORMON' TOUR TO OPEN IN DENVER

The 137,000-plus Mormons who live in Colorado (not to mention the rest of the state's population) will be the first people outside New York who get the chance to see "The Book of Mormon." Producers of the smash musical, which is nominated for 14 Tony awards, announced on Thursday that a national tour for the show would open in December 2012 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, based in the home state of two of the show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone of "South Park" fame.  MORE >

'THE BOOK OF MORMON' TO HIT THE ROAD NEXT WINTER, JOINING 'SISTER ACT' AND 'WAR HORSE'

The off-color Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" is going on tour and producers say its first stop will be in Denver in December 2012. A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON TO LAUNCH 2012 U.S. TOUR IN DENVER

The national tour of The Book of Mormon, the new Broadway musical that recently nabbed 14 Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Musical, will say "Hello!" to Denver audiences in December 2012, producers announced May 12.  MORE >

TODAY SHOW

Interview with The Book of Mormon's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  MORE >

MAY 9
JIMMY FALLON: JOSH GAD

Josh talks about performing in 'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway.  MORE >

SATIRE AND SWEETNESS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

If you think about it, The Book of Mormon is a fairly traditional Broadway musical. Co-written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of South Park) and Robert Lopez (the composer of Avenue Q), the comedy follows Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, Mormon missionaries who are sent to a Ugandan to convert the natives.  MORE >

MAY 8
FIRST LISTEN: CAST RECORDING, 'THE BOOK OF MORMON'

The sheer filthiness of The Book of Mormon shouldn't surprise anyone: Broadway's biggest new hit came from the minds behind South Park and Avenue Q, both shining examples of cheerful modern smut. With that provenance, (un)serious laughs were pretty much a given.  MORE >

MAY 7
FANS GET FREE 'MORMON'
PRODUCERS COURT "SOUTH PARK" FAN BASE

Coming off a week in which "The Book of Mormon" racked up 14 Tony noms, producers of the nothing's-sacred tuner have a lot of options to capitalize on all the critical love. So you probably wouldn't expect them to sked an extra matinee performance -- and offer it free to proven fans of the show.  MORE >

'BOOK OF MORMON' WILL OFFER FREE FAN PERFORMANCE IN JULY

The Book of Mormon, which was recently nominated for 14 Tony Awards, will present a free fan performance July 1 at 2 PM at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The entire theatre will be offered to entrants of the Mormon lottery, giving fans a chance to win a free pair of tickets for the performance.  MORE >

MAY 6
MORMONS ON BROADWAY

The Book of Mormon is the sacred text of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's also the title of the biggest show on Broadway right now. It's the toast of the town. Rave reviews. And this week, showered with 14 Tony Award nominations — a huge number on the Broadway scale.  MORE >

MAY 5
BOOK OF MORMON TONY NOMINEE ANDREW RANNELLS SAYS "TRUST" WAS KEY TO "FANTASTIC" OUTCOME

Andrew Rannells, who longs for sunny Orlando but ends up in the less-than-welcoming Uganda in the new musical The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, told Playbill.com that he was watching television May 3, the morning the Tony Award nominations were announced.  MORE >

GET TO KNOW…TONY NOMINEE NIKKI M. JAMES

Playing the naïve, romantic lead against a surplus of testosterone and off-the-cuff irreverence in Broadway's "The Book of Mormon," Nikki M. James stars as Nabalungi, a young Ugandan villager seeking love and salvation — but not necessarily in that order. On a sunny Friday afternoon, the NYU Tisch School graduate and 2011 Tony Awards nominee paused playing with her 18-month-old nephew to answer a few questions...  MORE >

MAY 3
'THE BOOK OF MORMON' LEADS TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

"The Book of Mormon" nabbed a leading 14 Tony Award nominations Tuesday morning, earning the profane musical nods for best musical, best book of a musical, best original score, two leading actor spots and two featured actor nominations.  MORE >

'BOOK OF MORMON' LEADS TONY AWARDS NOMINATIONS - TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE'S CONTROVERSIAL SHOW IS UP FOR BEST MUSICAL

The Book of Mormon, the new musical comedy by South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone, has been nominated for 14 awards. The show has been nominated in most top categories, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Actor in a Musical.  MORE >

WHEN IT COMES TO MUSICAL COMEDY, THEY WROTE THE BOOK

"South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker take a little bit of history, a lot of mockery and a dash of The Music Man for The Book of Mormon.  MORE >

APRIL 29
BOOK OF MORMON LEADS DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS
WITH 12

The Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" took a dominant position among new musicals in Friday's Drama Desk nominations, earning 12 - twice as many as the rival Broadway shows "Catch Me if You Can" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."  MORE >

THE BOOK OF MORMON TOPS DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS WITH 12

Nominations for the 2011 Drama Desk Awards were announced on April 29, and The Book of Mormon led the pack with a total of 12 nods.  MORE >

BOOK OF MORMON LEADS DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS

The profane musical "The Book of Mormon" and the zany revival of "Anything Goes" received the most nominations Friday from the Drama Desk, which honors both Broadway and off - Broadway productions.  MORE >

APRIL 28
THE BOOK OF MORMON ON BROADWAY

Josh Gad, who stars as Elder Cunningham, and Andrew Rannells, who stars as Elder Price, talk about "The Book of Mormon." Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of "South Park") and Robert Lopez (the composer and co-creator of "Avenue Q"), the play follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.  MORE >

ANDREW RANNELLS: KEEPING THE FAITH

When he was in rehearsals for "The Book of Mormon" last summer, Andrew Rannells decided to get a closer look at the source material, so he made his way to the Latter-day Saints New York visitors' center to meet some real-life missionaries.  MORE >

APRIL 26
THE BOOK OF MORMON CAST ALBUM WILL GET DIGITAL RELEASE MAY 17; IN-STORE TO FOLLOW IN JUNE

The original Broadway cast album for The Book of Mormon, penned by "South Park" writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, will be released digitally May 17 prior to a June 7 in-store arrival.  MORE >

APRIL 21
MISSIONARY MAN RORY O'MALLEY ON BOTTLING UP EMOTIONS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

Rory O'Malley knew very little about Mormons before playing one onstage, but his performing career did get an early kickstart from playing Joseph in a second grade Christmas pageant...  MORE >

BOOK OF MORMON STARS

Leads of "Book of Mormon" on acting in play produced by "South Park" creators.  MORE >

MISSIONARY MAN RORY O'MALLEY ON BOTTLING UP EMOTIONS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

With Avenue Q's Robert Lopez and South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone behind Mormon's score, there's no shortage of hilarious tunes, including O'Malley's standout number, "Turn It Off."  MORE >

APRIL 15
BOOK OF MORMON: COSTUMES FROM THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

In Broadway's runaway hit Book of Mormon, the costumes are anything but religious finery: They're the work of an Oscar-winning legend who makes Jesus look like "Cheryl Tiegs in the '80s."  MORE >

APRIL 2
BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH ROBERT LOPEZ

Robert Lopez, the Tony Award-winning co-songwriter of Avenue Q, a show with lots of laughs and a big heart, follows suit with the new Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, now at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.  MORE >

APRIL 1
TREY PARKER, MATT STONE AND ROBERT LOPEZ, WRITERS OF 'THE BOOK OF MORMON'

"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have fulfilled long-harbored Broadway ambitions with their new hit musical comedy "Book of Mormon."  MORE >

APRIL 2011
MISSIONARY MAN

As an out actor starring as The Book of Mormon's gay character, Rory O'Malley knows what you're wondering: How will a Broadway show from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone go over with the gay audience? After all, this is the same Emmy-winning duo who created Big Gay Al, portrayed Kanye West as a gay fish, and showed Satan screwing Saddam Hussein.  MORE >

MARCH 25
THE FABRIC OF 'BOOK OF MORMON'

For the new Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," the costume designer Ann Roth created looks for dozens of characters, including Ugandan women; Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, as portrayed by an Ugandan man; and dancing devils from a nightmare.  MORE >

MARCH 24
WHY SOUTH PARK'S TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE NOW SAY IT'S 'WRONG' TO OFFEND

In the new Hollywood Reporter, the Comedy Central bad boys open up about their meanest spoofs (from religion to Tom Cruise), conquering Broadway with "Book of Mormon" and how they're working "on a deeper level."  MORE >

MARCH 22
BOOK OF MORMON: SOUTH PARK CREATORS HIT BROADWAY

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the perpetrators of the hit cartoon series South Park, have taken potshots at everything from Scientology to Barbra Streisand, packed more fart jokes and four-letter words into small spaces than any other filmmakers over the age of 10 and risked death threats for an episode last year in which they poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad.  MORE >

SOUTH PARK CREATORS HIT BROADWAY WITH MORMON MUSICAL

One of the most anticipated musicals this Broadway season, "The Book of Mormon," satirizes the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sexualizes the ritual of baptism and has plenty of politically incorrect jokes.  MORE >

MARCH 21
TREY PARKER & MATT STONE BRING THEIR BRAND OF BLASPHEMY TO BROADWAY

Upon seeing The Book of Mormon, you will convert to Mormonism. At least, that's what Trey Parker and Matt Stone are banking on.  MORE >

ANDREW RANNELLS ON GOING DOOR TO DOOR AS A GOLDEN BOY MISSIONARY IN THE BOOK OF MORMON

The new musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q's Robert Lopez marks the first original Broadway role for Rannells, a veteran of Jersey Boys and Hairspray...   MORE >

MARCH 17
OPENING 'THE BOOK OF MORMON' ON BROADWAY

Talk about deja vu. For weeks now, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been hunkered down in the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, watching their new Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon," come to life in previews night after night. After night.  MORE >

'THE JEDI PATH' AND ROBERT LOPEZ

Mr. Lopez, one of the creators of the hilarious and thought-provoking new musical "The Book of Mormon," has been a "Star Wars" geek since - get this - before he can remember.  MORE >

SOUTH PARK CREATORS INVADE BROADWAY, PROMISE FREE TIX TO THE BOOK OF MORMON TO HUNTSMAN AND ROMNEY

As a change of pace, I interviewed Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, about their new Broadway Show "The Book of Mormon."  MORE >

THE SOUTH PARK BOYS TAKE BROADWAY

Religion has long provided ample source material for Matt Stone and Trey Parker, best friends who nearly 15 years ago created "South Park," the animated television show about four boys - and a lot of dirty jokes. Now, the comedic writers have relocated from Los Angeles to New York to stage their first Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon," which they wrote and directed with "Avenue Q" writer Robert Lopez.  MORE >

MARCH 6
LATTER DAY SAINTS

For South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, a Broadway musical about Mormons may just be their highest artistic achievement yet.  MORE >

WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT MORMONS?

'South Park's' pranksters take aim at the Latter-day Saints in Broadway's most obscene and - yes - reverent musical yet.  MORE >

MARCH 2011
POLYGAMY: THE MUSICAL!

"The creators of South Park are offending a whole new crowd this month with - Jehovah be our witness - their first Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Now nominated for 14 Tonys, the show is a smash success. Devin Friedman talks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their beautiful abomination. Leave your sister-wives at home.  MORE >

FEBRUARY 25
FROM SOUTH PARK TO BROADWAY

"For two decades, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have shocked movie and TV audiences with their taboo-busting gross-out humor. Now they're out to lampoon an entire religion with their first stage musical, The Book of Mormon. Could it be the most offensive show ever to hit the Great White Way?  MORE >

FEBRUARY 20
'SOUTH PARK' DUO BRINGS 'MORMON' TO BROADWAY

The Book of Mormon, the first Broadway musical by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, starts previews Thursday. And the famously mischievous comedy-writing duo wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Neither Mormons nor musical-theater fans have anything to fear.  MORE >

FEBRUARY 16
A SWEET SHOW WITH BLASPHEMY AND CUSSING

"NOT long into Act I of "The Book of Mormon," a new Broadway musical comedy written and composed by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, two young Mormon missionaries arrive in Uganda after an arduous journey from Salt Lake City, during which they have suffered a cramped flight and the theft of their luggage.  MORE >

JANUARY 20
SOUTH PARK'S CREATORS NEW COMEDY-MUSICAL: THE BOOK OF MORMON

This month, the seed planted at that encounter is finally bearing fruit as Broadway gets ready for The Book of Mormon, a faith-based extravaganza of jaw-dropping obscenity, hair-raising blasphemy, and irresistible good cheer that may just be the funniest musical of all time.  MORE >

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