Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
It’s one lewd, rude and crude R-rated musical about religion. Perhaps that’s why so many of the faithful continue to flock to this scandalous, scurrilous – yet ultimately sweet – play.
The Book of Mormon opened on Broadway just over two years ago and has been a hit ever since. The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical now has three productions performing simultaneously at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York, the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.
All three productions are on extended runs at their current venues. The Toronto production wraps on Sunday June 9 and opens at the Sheas Performing Arts Centre in Buffalo, New York on June 11 for a short stint through June 16. The cast shifts to open at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio on June 18, 2013.
The musical played to 102.6 percent capacity at the 1,066-seat Eugene O’Neill Theatre again last week, with an average ticket price of $193.30. Once again, it was the highest percentage for the week on Broadway. I’ll Eat You Last, Motown, Lucky Guy and Matilda ranked next, all above 100 percent capacity too, as per official box office data provided by entertainment-link.com.
The traveling production, now in Toronto, has already played to packed houses in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Rochester, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Boston. Meanwhile, the Chicago productions continues to be extended by popular demand.
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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)
And, while the play is certainly controversial, many report finding it ultimately comforting. Perhaps that’s why it continues to be so popular. The musical itself tells the tale of two mismatched missionaries sent to deepest, darkest Africa to spread the good word.
Those who have seen "South Park" probably won't need any warnings, but the producers have issued a parental advisory due to `explicit language’. 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? Despite its adult theme and coarse content, Entertainment Weekly and the Salt Lake Tribute 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."
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