Book of Mormon Musical

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By  LDS Living
February 12, 2019 02:59 PM MST
In high school, Tanner Hutchens became obsessed with The Book of Mormon musical. Within three days of hearing the music, he bought a plane ticket to New York to see the show on Broadway. Eventually, Hutchens realized this satirical musical wasn't based on a fictional religion. He learned that missionaries and Latter-day Saints truly existed. He became so obsessed researching this new, bizarre religion, he tried to check out some books about "the Mormons" at his local library, but the librarian wouldn't let him check them out.
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March 16, 2018 12:21 PM MDT
In conjunction with the opening of The Book of Mormon musical in Sydney this month, the Church has set up a giant, walk-through Book of Mormon where people can learn about the Church in an interactive way.
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March 15, 2018 12:26 PM MDT
A member of the Church recently wrote an article sharing how Mormons react to the Book of Mormon musical, and why that reaction is surprising so many.
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October 11, 2017 08:32 PM MDT
Comedian and actor Tim Allen told the Deseret News he almost walked out of a performance of "The Book of Mormon" musical. Here's why.
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August 19, 2017 02:02 PM MDT
What an inspiring story of having humility and being willing to change life plans as this convert returned home from his mission three times but continued to follow the Spirit and eventually finish his mission.
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August 07, 2017 02:24 PM MDT
Though it openly mocks the values of the Church, The Book of Mormon musical has gained popularity with audiences throughout the years.
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February 15, 2017 06:44 PM MST
With the opening of The Book of Mormon musical in Australia, the LDS Church launched a campaign featuring clever ads in city centers, prime-time TV commercials, and aseries of videos with Australian Latter-day Saints testifying of the power of the real Book of Mormon, including LDS rugby star Will Hopoate.
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January 19, 2017 04:53 PM MST
When "The Book of Mormon" musical began gaining acclaim and attention across the United States, the Church purchased ad space in the playbills. In a clever way, the Church showed the life-changing nature of the real Book of Mormon, adding, "You've seen the play, now read the book. The book is always better."
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November 17, 2016 12:58 PM MST
As a result of the Church's response to a musical that pokes fun at our beliefs, there have been some amazing conversion stories as well as some high praise from media outlets across the nation.
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November 16, 2016 12:27 PM MST
What an unexpected but beautiful conversion story!
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By  LDS Living
June 07, 2016 05:19 PM MDT
Less than one percent of Britain's population is Mormon, so it may be surprising to find an "Ask a Mormon" ad on the side of a bus.
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September 26, 2015 04:05 PM MDT
MR says: Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives us opportunities that most people all over the world never get to experience. Yet, people still like to label us as "sheltered" or "close-minded." Here are a few reasons they might want to rethink those labels.
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August 05, 2015 08:36 PM MDT
MR says: Despite being an Emmy Award-winning show, not all reviews of 'The Book of Mormon' musical have been glowing. In fact, some of the messages it sends are troubling--and not just to Mormons.
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August 04, 2015 03:19 PM MDT
The Book of Mormon," from Trey Parker and Matt Stone with music by Robert Lopez, may be the best "South Park" episode yet.
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July 29, 2015 03:37 PM MDT
MR says: That's right! There's another Book of Mormon Musical opening is Salt Lake--this one written by a Latter-day Saint.
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July 27, 2015 02:47 PM MDT
MR says: It's opening week for 'The Book of Mormon' musical in Salt Lake, and it's still uncertain how Utahns will respond.
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July 17, 2015 07:34 PM MDT
MR says: Check out these California missionaries unashamedly preaching the good word and sharing the Book of Mormon.
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May 11, 2015 01:59 PM MDT
A worldwide debate has emerged over religion and freedom of speech. And who, by example, has become America’s best advocate for free speech? The surprising answer may be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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June 09, 2014 04:07 PM MDT
The Book of Mormon, the Tony-award winning musical, is currently playing in my hometown in Orange County. It tells the story of two white, clean-cut Mormon missionaries who are called to serve in the most unlikely and foreign of places: Uganda. Naïve and inexperienced, the elders undergo various mishaps, misunderstandings and crises of identity & faith, all while learning what life outside “the bubble” is really like. The portrayal of missionaries in the show has been described by one Mormon scholar as a “fun-house mirror” – rather than an accurate reflection, it aims for one that is entertaining.
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March 05, 2013 10:22 PM MST
How do you top the Hill Cumorah? You write The Book of Mormon, a biting, bawdy musical satire about two naïve young Mormon missionaries in Africa. It won nine Tony Awards in 2011 and became the hottest show first on Broadway and then on tour.
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February 25, 2011 05:04 PM MST
There were no protesters to be found outside NYC’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre on 49th St. yesterday evening. Ordinarily, that information wouldn’t be news, but last night wasn’t quite an ordinary occasion: It was the first preview performance of The Book of Mormon, the new musical by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. (Check out EW’s Q&A with them in this week’s issue.) An irreverent tuner about two Mormon missionaries in poverty-stricken Uganda, Mormon has been touted as the most potentially obscene production to ever grace the Great White Way. So just how off-color is it? Very. The show is jam-packed with foul language, sexually explicit jokes, and enough blasphemy to knock your church-going grandma right out of her seat.
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