Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
Bawdy, naughty religious satire The Book of Mormon opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway just over two years ago. Ticket sales have stayed in the stratosphere ever since.
Audiences and critics agree that it is a scandalous, disrespectful take on religion. They also agree that the play is sweet, soulful and ultimately satisfying as well.
Perhaps that’s why theatre-goers continue to flock to this controversial yet comforting play, and why it consistently ranks at the top of ticket sales on buyanyseat.com.
In fact, the nine-time Tony Award-winner is so popular, it now has four productions playing simultaneously around the world: the original musical at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York; U.S. touring casts at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago and the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C.; and still another company on an extended run at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.
The Washington cast moves to the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas from August 8 through September 1, 2013. After a run through Sunday October 6, the Chicago crew appears at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska from October 12 through October 20, 2013.
“While adult audiences appear to appreciate the show’s explicit and irreverent content, The Book of Mormon is definitely not appropriate for younger children, especially those in their pre-teens,” said Felina Martinez at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com. “This may be part of the reason ticket sales continue to stay at the top.”
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From the creators of “South Park and “Avenue Q”, Coloradoans Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the Book of Mormon continues to receive an almost perfect 4.9 rating from audiences on Broadway, while critics give it a 4.7 out of five stars. (Source: entertainment-link.com)
The musical itself tells the tale of two mismatched missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word. What happens to these asymmetric missionaries in poor, hungry, AIDS-plagued Africa is... well, R-rated.
To some reviewers, the musical’s content is both revolutionary and classic, hilarious and humane, funny and obscene. Other critics have called it blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak – yet with a heart and soul as pure and pristine as a Rodgers and Hammerstein or Disney show.
Just how offensive is it? Those who have seen "South Park" won't need any warnings, but the producers have issued a parental advisory due to `explicit language’. Yet, despite its adult themes and coarse content, critics call it “surprisingly sweet”, while Vogue magazine writes that the show "starts out as a potty-mouthed buddy comedy" before "winding up as a kind of parable," and concludes that the musical's "dirty little secret is its big heart."
The musical played to 102.6 percent capacity at the 1,066-seat Eugene O’Neill Theatre again last week, which was once again the highest percentage for the week on Broadway, per official box office data provided by entertainment-link.com. The London production continues to be extended by popular demand.
The North American traveling productions, now in Chicago and Washington D.C., have already played to full houses in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Rochester, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Boston.
After Dallas, one of the traveling productions moves to the Sarofim Hall in Houston, Texas from September 3 – 15; the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio from September 17 – 29; the Bass Concert Hall in Austin from October 1 – 13; and Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from October 15 – 27, 2013. The other U.S. touring cast plays at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha through October 20, 2013.
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