‘Book of Mormon’ coming back to Boston
The Book of Mormon’s run was so successful in Boston it’s coming back, according to a release. With nine Tony awards under its belt, it’s one show that seems to have endless fascination. Just remember, as the Globe wrote, these tickets go fast and sell high. Very high.
“Back by popular demand following its recent record-breaking three week engagement in April 2013, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to the Boston Opera House for a limited four (4) week run April 1 – 27, 2014. Beginning Tuesday, May 28 tickets will be available to current and new 2013-2014 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season Series Subscribers who should call 1-866-523-7469 for information. Tickets will also be available to Groups of 15 or more by contacting the Broadway In Boston Group Sales office directly at 617-482-8616 or by email Groups@broadwayinboston.com. Member tickets, pre-sale offers and public on-sale information to be announced at a later date.”
In case you missed the earlier run in April, this is what Globe critic Don Aucoin said:
At its most inspired moments, this production of “Mormon’’ reaches a state of giddy delirium that sweeps the audience along in its wake. Directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, with knee-pumping choreography by Nicholaw that might be the single funniest thing about the show, “Mormon’’ is that rare musical that doesn’t weaken in Act 2. In fact, some of the show’s strongest numbers — “Spooky Mormon Hell Dream,’’ “I Believe,’’ and “Tomorrow is a Latter Day’’ — arrive after intermission.
A scorched-earth satire where nothing is sacred or off-limits — be forewarned, there is something in this show to offend just about everyone — “Mormon’’ follows a pair of young Mormon missionaries, Elder Price (Mark Evans) and Elder Cunningham (Christopher John O’Neill), as they journey to an impoverished village in Uganda, intent on converting the residents.
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