Why British critics don’t get THE BOOK OF MORMON
The South Park creators' musical was much lauded in the US, but its satirical sensibility may be lost in translation to London? MORE >
THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Sales Record With London Opening
"The hit musical "The Book of Mormon" opened in London Thursday night, and swiftly broke records for the highest single day of sales Friday in both West End and Broadway history" MORE >
THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Record for Biggest Single Day of Sales in West End and Broadway History
The producers of The Book of Mormon announced that the show set a record for the biggest single day of sales in West End and Broadway history. MORE >
THE BOOK OF MORMON smashes 1-day box office record
The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic. MORE >
The Book of Mormon is genius – could this be a new golden age for musicals?
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit musical is a savage, brilliant satire, and is making millions. So why do musicals thrive in a recession? MORE >
THE BOOK OF MORMON: The new golden age of the musical
As ‘The Book of Mormon’ reaches the West End and ‘Matilda’ hits Broadway, Matthew Sweet celebrates an unexpected renaissance. MORE >
Matt Wolf talks to BOOK OF MORMON star Gavin Creel
Gavin talks about Loving London, passing for 19 and being an 'eligible bachelor'. MORE >
Classy comedy glides over the political divide.
THE BOOK OF MORMON shows that (almost) no subject is beyond comedy, if you can do it right. MORE >
'Book Of Mormon' from 'South Park': How Cult Cartoon Potty Mouths Matt Stone And Trey Parker Reinvented Musical Theatre
Sets a new standard for the 21st century Broadway musical," yells Entertainment Weekly. "The best musical of this century,” nods the New York Times. "So f**king good it makes me angry," adds 'The Daily Show's Jon Stewart - these are no single adjectives plucked from the pages of little-known blogs but gushing praise from some of most respected critics in America. MORE >
Trey Parker and Matt Stone: Manna mounts up for latter-day sinners.
The creators of South Park have struck gold once more. Their musical The Book of Mormon opens in Britain this week with £8m already in the bank. MORE >
Ready for the Revelation?
A cheat’s guide to the hit musical THE BOOK OF MORMON. MORE >
Men on a Mission –a preview by Mark Lawson
The big spring hit in London’s West End is the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. Wildly satirical, its writers say it is an attack not on belief, but on blind and manipulative faith. MORE >
Religion Hits the West End.
Robert Gore-Langton on putting God into musicals. MORE >
How the new musical comedy will make you catch your breath in disbelief
I've always thought of myself as pretty unshockable. But after watching an early performance last week of The Book of Mormon, my belief has been shaken to the core. MORE >
The Year of the Musical shows our West End is still on song
Slickly commercial song and dance productions like The Book of Mormon become indispensable experiences. Of the behemoths swaggering into view, none promises to be bigger than The Book of Mormon. There’s a palpable buzz about this viciously funny musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. MORE >
Celebrities join fans at The Book of Mormon Comic Relief gala
Paul McCartney, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, Simon Cowell, Tim Minchin, Kate Moss and David Walliams were just some of the celebrities who, along with the producers who donated the evening’s box office takings and Mormon Facebook fans who won tickets to attend, helped raise almost £200,000 for Comic Relief at a gala performance of The Book of Mormon. MORE >
Charm offensive: The Book of Mormon comes to London
As the taboo-busting musical debuts in London, Mark Lawson asks its American stars – is Britain ready for it? MORE >
Matt Stone and Trey Parker - Latter Day Saints
The guys behind ‘South Park’ and ‘Team America’ explain how they went about writing The Book of Mormon, a musical about a ‘very Disney religion’. MORE >
How The Bad Taste Musical Became Box Office Gold
As The Book of Mormon sells and sells, Dominic Maxwell explains why you can get good clean fun from comic filth. MORE >
Matt Stone and Trey Parker chat to Graham Norton
The brains behind South Park discuss their new musical, The Book of Mormon. MORE >
An interview with Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner
The show is bringing new audiences to theatre. Speaking to The Stage, Jared Gertner says the show has helped in “expanding” theatre’s audiences, mainly because of the following its writers – South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone – have. MORE >
Sonia Friedman: An Unfailing Eye For Theatreland Gold
The most powerful producer in the West End, and key player on Broadway, is a risk-taker with an artist’s eye. No surprise then that she’s behind the thrilling new musical, The Book of Mormon. MORE >
They’re on a Mission from God!
It’s one of the most hotly-anticipated productions to come to London for years. Karl Hofer learns why from Book of Mormon stars, Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner. MORE >
The Mormons are Coming!
We catch up with leading men Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner to find out what to expect. MORE >
How to sound smart about THE BOOK OF MORMON
Once the production has opened in London, here are four points to make to your friends over your intermission beers... MORE >
The BBC's Today programme
John Humphrys talks to Matt Stone and Trey Parker on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme after seeing the show’s London Dress Rehearsal. MORE >
Book of Mormon musical storms the West End
Stone and Parker spent seven years working on The Book of Mormon. Last night, hundreds of fans queued outside London's Prince of Wales theatre to see the first UK performance. MORE >
An interview with Matt Stone and Trey Parker
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are flying in the face of decorum and political correctness again with their musical The Book of Mormon. MORE >
How Mormon are you?
As the wildly acclaimed Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone has its first performance in London, here are 13 points which should enable you to work out just how Mormon you are! MORE >
"We're Immune to Public Outrage"
You can accuse Trey Parker and Matt Stone of many things, but pulling punches isn’t one of them. From their first film in 1993, Cannibal! The Musical, to South Park and Team America: World Police, they’ve made an art form of offensive humour.
And now British fans can witness this art form up close, as the pair's revered stage musical The Book Of Mormon transfers from Broadway to London. MORE >
The Rise of Mormonism
Mormonism is everywhere at the moment, thanks in part to The Book Of Mormon, the stratospherically successful and bitingly satirical Broadway musical masterminded by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The Mormon faith has been plagued by stereotyping for decades. Lizzie Pook investigates one of the world’s fastest growing religions... MORE >
So what makes The Book or Mormon a hit?
It was hailed in America as the “best musical of this century” and “the funniest musical of all time”. Now British audiences will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about as the multi-Tony-award winning The Book of Mormon finally arrives in the West End this month. MORE >
The Stormin’ Mormons
I watched Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner rehearse a couple of numbers with the company of The Book Of Mormon and , wow, they would have blown the sockets if they’d have continued. Everyone without a ticket should pray, and then some, that a few will be returned to the box office. MORE >
Commercial theatre needn't play safe says BOOK OF MORMON producer