Why We Love ‘The Book of Mormon’
Broadway is back, the missionaries are about to embark on a new adventure, and all is right in New York City. There are so many shows, both new and returning, that we can’t wait to see onstage soon. If it was socially acceptable (let’s be honest most things are socially acceptable in NYC) to stand outside our favorite theatres and ring their doorbells with excitement (do Broadway theatres have doorbells?) until the doors opened for the first performances, we would. One of the theatres that would be our first stop? The Eugene O’Neill.
The Eugene O’Neill has been home to The Book of Mormon for over a decade. The show opened on Broadway in 2011 and in 2019, it became the 14th longest-running Broadway production — ever. Written by the brains behind South Park and Frozen, The Book of Mormon is hilarious, heartwarming, and a modern-day masterpiece. Check out why Abby on our Marketing team thinks you should see The Book of Mormon again, and again, and again once Broadway’s back later this year.
- There’s a tap dance sequence. We’re talking sparkly vests, choreographed claps, and more. The tap dance moment is a huge reason to see the show, especially because you definitely won’t see it coming.
- It’s one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. My family regularly sits around a table and listens to The Book of Mormon soundtrack as if it’s an FDR fireside chat on the radio. We just listen and stare at each other and laugh and it’s probably not a normal family bonding experience but it’s our family bonding experience.
- There’s so much heart throughout the story. The relationships are sweet, the character growth is unexpected yet totally satisfying; you’ll leave the theatre feeling bummed that you can’t actually be friends with these people (even though I pray to Joeseph Smith every day asking for Andrew Rannells to be my buddy (this is a joke on a lot of levels but you get the point)).
- Did I mention it’s a really funny show?
- I’ve seen The Book of Mormon with everyone from coworkers to my teenage cousin to my sister to my grandma. Yes, Grandma Betty saw The Book of Mormon, and she loved it. And believe me when I say no one should take Grandma Betty’s opinions lightly because she is the Queen of the World.
- It’s a very funny musical, in case you haven’t heard.
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