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The Book of Mormon on Broadway; all about the musical

Enjoy the funny story of the musical The Book of Mormon on Broadway, the biggest musical theater reference that exists. I tell you everything you need to know to enjoy this play.

Luisa María Lugo

Luisa María Lugo

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The Book of Mormon on Broadway; all about the musical

The Book of Mormon Theater on Broadway | ©Eric Konon

This musical was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the geniuses who created South Park. Robert Lopez, writer of the songs for Coco and Frozen, also worked on it. This super talented trio brought this wonderful play to life.

It is a satire of organized religions, but in the end it gives a pretty good message about human empathy and how powerful faith in self-improvement is. Its songs follow the style of the best Broadway musicals, they even use part of the cast of the Lion King for some of their songs.

How to get tickets to see The Book Of Mormon on Broadway

The Book Of Mormon on Broadway| ©Robert Couse-Baker
The Book Of Mormon on Broadway| ©Robert Couse-Baker

Getting tickets to attend The Book of Mormon is very easy. My recommendation is to buy them online before traveling to New York, as it will save you a lot of time and money. You can choose between E-ticket (electronic tickets that you print yourself) or Will call (the same day of the show you pick them up at the box office with your credit card) you save the shipping costs.

Plus, this is a popular and best-selling musical on Broadway. This means that it is best to purchase your tickets at least one month in advance if you have already scheduled your trip.

If you are going to buy your ticket directly from the box office, you can do so at the theater box office or at any of the Broadway circuit theaters' box offices. However, this is an option that I do not recommend because of the lines and the high probability of being sold out when you arrive. A ticket at the box office can cost around $100 or $150 (about 88.70 or 133, 06 euros).

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How much do tickets for The Book Of Mormon on Broadway cost?

Advertising for The Book of Mormon| ©Studio Sarah Lou
Advertising for The Book of Mormon| ©Studio Sarah Lou

Ticket prices for this musical range from approximately 135 € to 239 €. The variety of prices is due to the place or seat where you buy your ticket. Also remember that in high season prices may go up, while in low season, you may even get them at a discount since there is usually a 2 for 1 offer to boost the purchase of tickets to the plays. Infants and children pay the same admission.

The Book of Mormon seats

Inside the Eugene Oneill Theater| ©Timo
Inside the Eugene Oneill Theater| ©Timo

When purchasing your ticket you may be faced with the difficult decision of where to buy your seat. I will explain the different sections of the theater:

  • Mezzanine: located on the second floor of the theater. Its seats are front facing and offer a good view of the stage. In general, you can find them at affordable prices.
  • Orchestra: This is the best section of the theater, located on the first floor. In some cases, tickets are sold for a premium area inside Orchestra.
  • Balcony: Only a few theaters have this section, located on the second floor of the theater. As they are the seats farthest from the stage, they are the cheapest.

There are also the side seats and those at the back, which are a little more difficult to see the entire stage, so they will also be cheaper.

Plot of The Book Of Mormon on Broadway

Scene from the play The Book of Mormon| ©SMUDailyCampus
Scene from the play The Book of Mormon| ©SMUDailyCampus

This great musical called The Book Of Mormon tells the story of two young missionaries of the Mormon religion. Both boys are sent to Uganda, a poor country with a population that is 80% infected with AIDS, to preach their religion and convert the locals.

But they soon find out that things are not as easy as they expected, as the locals blaspheme about God and religion. Also, the head of the district is a homosexual who has not come out of the closet. Originally, these guys wanted to go to sunny Florida, but they end up in the difficult mission of Uganda.

It's a play full of spectacular dancing, beautifully written songs, and pitch-perfect performances. You'll get to see scenes you may have already experienced personally: when they come to your house ringing the doorbell to convince you to join their religion.

The Book Of Mormon Broadway Performance Schedule

Cast of the Play| ©Krisjaus
Cast of the Play| ©Krisjaus

Another recommendation is that, before buying your tickets, make sure you know the schedule. This way you can attend on time and enjoy the play without rushing, since it lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

As with most Broadway musicals, Mondays are the only day of the week when you cannot attend the musical. Here is the schedule available for the rest of the days:

  • Tuesday: 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday: 7:00 pm.
  • Thursday: 7:00 pm.
  • Friday: 8:00 pm.
  • Saturday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Sunday: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

What theater is The Book Of Mormon playing at on Broadway and what is the address?

The Book Of Mormon at The Eugene O'Neill| ©Jeffrey S
The Book Of Mormon at The Eugene O'Neill| ©Jeffrey S

This Broadway play is presented at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway. To get there, you can take the C or E subway lines to 50 Street Station or the 1 line to 50 St-Broadway. The following transportation has routes to the theater:

  • Bus: BXM2, M104, M20, M50, M7, QM1, QM10, QM18.
  • Train: Far Rockaway,Hudson, Mountauk, Path,port,Jefferson, Port Washington.
  • New York Subway: 1, B, C, C, E, N, R, W.

If you are downtown, the bus route can take about 65 minutes, the train about 62 minutes, and the subway route can take a little over half an hour.

Can I see The Book Of Mormon on Broadway with children and is this play recommended for minors?

Eugene Oneill Theater on Broadway| ©Krisjaus
Eugene Oneill Theater on Broadway| ©Krisjaus

This play is not recommended for viewing with children, nor for children under 17 years old. So if you are visiting with your children, I invite you to read this article about what to do in New York with kids.

The Book Of Mormon, is a pretty funny show, but it is full of profanity and deals with issues such as AIDS, genocide, genital mutilation, poverty and religion. It doesn't just talk about the Mormon religion as you might think from its title, it encompasses many Judeo-Christian religions. It makes fun of all of them in a very particular way, many might even be offended. However, if you take it with humor and try to understand its message, you will have a very pleasant time.

In general, the play tries to convey how people who are not part of the religion see their devotees. So it is not a play recommended for people who are very religious or sensitive, as it has a rather black humor.

What level of English do I need to see The Book Of Mormon on Broadway?

Book of Mormon the Musical| ©Krisjaus
Book of Mormon the Musical| ©Krisjaus

This play is full of jokes and jokes in English, so if you don't have a good level of English or if you don't know any, you will hardly be able to understand and, of course, laugh.

However, there is an audiodescription system with headphones that you must book in advance. You can call 48 hours before the performance you want to see, the payment to reserve it will be made by credit card and you will be asked for your passport as a guarantee. When you return the hearing aids at the end of the show, they will be returned to you.

What is the dress code for this Broadway musical?

The Book of Mormon, multiple Tony Award nominations| ©André-Pierre du Plessis
The Book of Mormon, multiple Tony Award nominations| ©André-Pierre du Plessis

There is no dress code or protocol to follow in order to attend, but
Going to the theater is a special occasion. So you may choose to dress formally, i.e., an elegant dress, in the case of the ladies, and for the gentlemen, a tuxedo and tie.

But, taking into account that it is a play that has been going on for quite some time, most people do not dress as elegant as if it were the premiere. So you can choose clothes that are comfortable and cool. All that is up to your personal taste.

Should I have dinner before or after the show? Will the restaurants be open in the surrounding area?

Food you can find around the Theatre| ©David Nazar
Food you can find around the Theatre| ©David Nazar

It all depends on the time you buy your ticket. There are tickets where the show starts between 7 and 8 PM, a time that coincides with dinner hours in New York. However, in this city you will be able to find places open until later since the Broadway area is very busy with tourists.

Here are several restaurants near The Eugene O'Neill Theatre where you can go:

  • Cielo at the Mayfair:. It is located at 242 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019-7405, It is an Italian food restaurant. It works from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Da Marino Restaurant. Located at 220 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019-7562. Open from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM.
  • Lillie 's Victorian Establishment. Go to 249 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019-7404. Open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM. It's a BarBup.
  • Times Square Diner & Grill. It is at 087, 8th Ave. Between 48 & 49 ST, New York, NY 10019. Open 24h.

Why do I recommend this musical?

The Book of Mormon Play Schedule| ©Timmy Tummy
The Book of Mormon Play Schedule| ©Timmy Tummy

I recommend it because the laughs are guaranteed, besides having great songs, choreography, and it may also bring a tear to your eye. It is a wonderfully written play where everything has a purpose and it is definitely one of the things to see and do in New York.

Although this musical is very profane, it shows an important message about the importance of being positive. No matter what you believe, hope can help you be stronger. It's not for nothing that this musical is one of Broadway's top-grossing shows, but the best way to see if it's as good as it sounds is to see it for yourself.

The Book Of Mormon and its awards

This spectacular Broadway musical has won no less than 9 Tony Awards, and even a Grammy. Since it premiered in 2011 it has caught the attention of millions of viewers around the world.

And what about its cast? The actor Andrew Ranells, received a Tony Award for best performance as a leading actor. There's also actor Josh Gad, known for voicing Olaf in Frozen and for his performance in Modern Family. Then there's the brilliant Nikki M.James, who received her first Tony Award for her performance in Les Miserables, after leaving the musical of The Book Of Mormon.

Other musicals similar to Book of Mormon that might interest you

Different tickets to Broadway performances| ©HelloTickets
Different tickets to Broadway performances| ©HelloTickets

Another famous musical I can tell you about is The Lion King. More than 60 million people from all over the world have come to Broadway to experience the thrill of discovering the splendor of this magical musical.

Another great work is The Phantom of the Opera, which combines terror and love to guarantee you an unforgettable experience.