Friday, March 25, 2011
"Book of Mormon" opens on Broadway
The new Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" opened to rave reviews last night.
The NY Times Ben Brantley wrote: "This is to all the doubters and deniers out there, the ones who say that heaven on Broadway does not exist, that it’s only some myth our ancestors dreamed up. I am here to report that a newborn, old-fashioned, pleasure-giving musical has arrived at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, the kind our grandparents told us left them walking on air if not on water. So hie thee hence, nonbelievers (and believers too), to “The Book of Mormon,” and feast upon its sweetness."
The New York Daily News wrote: "Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the envelope-pushing pair behind "South Park," and Robert Lopez, the composer of "Avenue Q," delivered this baby. And, oh boy, it's a real winner. The show is blissfully original, irreverent, outspoken and hilarious. And all that's tucked inside good -- no, great -- old-fashioned musical."
The New York Post wrote: "Sure enough, “The Book of Mormon,” which opened last night, is all that — and much, much more. It’s a fiendishly well-crafted, hilariously smart — or maybe smartly hilarious — song-and-dance extravaganza. The show’s a hoot. The show’s a hit."
So there you have it kids. Go see a real, bonafide Broadway hit with wit.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 10:51 AM