The Book of Mormon Musical in New York, NY

Eugene O'Neill Theatre 230 W 49th Street New York, NY 10019
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Presented at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, The Book of Mormon offers an old-style musical with modern humor, complete with big song and dance numbers, impressive Broadway-style belting, and a hilariously sarcastic storyline. The show playfully pokes fun at religion, race, poverty and sexuality, and is recommended for guests over the age of 16, as explicit language and topics are used.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Parental advisory: Contains explicit language.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
  • Religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone.
  • Follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries.


from The Book of Mormon
Winner of 9 Tony Awards® including 2011 Best Musical.

From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q, comes a Broadway musical that Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. One serious and dedicated and the other socially awkward yet well meaning, these Mormons are sent to Uganda to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. When they arrive in Africa, the missionaries find a community grappling with poverty, AIDS and violence.

Entertainment Weekly says The Book of Mormon is "the funniest musical of all time," and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show declares it's "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry."

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Parental advisory: Contains explicit language. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

New York City Customer Reviews

Cathy Crowell
San Jose, CA
2 Reviews
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"Lots of Laughs"
October 2018
The Book of Mormon was surprising and funny. We enjoyed it do much. Reserve New York got us really great seats down front.
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Tip: It was easy to pick up the tickets ahead of time because the hotel was just two blocks away.

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Peoria, Arizona
"Bodacious Book of Mormon"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2019 NEW
Going into the show, we were aware of the show's cheeky nature. With that being said, the show was funny, catchy, and overall what we expected it to be. If you're someone who doesn't mind the crass jokes and irreverent plot, I'm sure you might enjoy this.
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Islesboro, Maine
"Sacrilegious only for hypocrites."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2019 NEW
We had heard the show was irreverent, but for us, it was merely pointing out the hypocrisy often seen in all religions, not just the Mormon faith. All the talk I heard before seeing it never pointed out the plot - which was not to make fun of Mormons - but to point out the ridiculousness of missionaries going in to an environment where people are starving, being killed viciously, living in dire poverty, and facing problems that nobody raised in American could ever understand - then offering them faith without solutions. However, in saying all of that, it was FUNNY - kind of hard to not make fun of some of the strange beliefs of any fringe religion - but other than the quirk of having these boy missionaries, the writers could have replaced Mormonism with almost anything- Scientology, evangelicals, Catholicism, or Islam, and you could come up with just as funny songs and jokes. The music and performances were great, and in the end, uplifting!
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"Besides one song, very funny and well done!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2019 NEW
We were forewarned as to the vulgar language and the blasphemy, so we went into it with a little trepidation. We knew it would be irreverent. But besides the song that was in my opinion terribly offensive regarding the lack of respect for God, I thought it was very well done. If you can look past the very offensive parts, which really comprise only a small fraction of the entire show, it is actually very enjoyable. There is a good message conveyed as well. Not recommended for children, or very conservative/religious adults.
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
"High Energy Performance-Waste of Time & Money"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 05, 2019 NEW
After buying $300.00 worth of tickets I read the overview of the show. Ok, my mistake on those out of sequence events. All the BEST awards the play had received were alluring. I was conditioned to expect the F-Bomb and based on the reputation of the creator more irreverence. Actually, I was less offended than just uninterested. IMHO a musical should have some songs or musical elements that are memorable and perhaps even enduring in the Show Tunes world. Perhaps even a tune one would hum upon leaving the show. What that could have been for me and/or for others I have no idea, not even one. Most other successful musicals, old or new, have had that memorable tune or tunes. I did enjoy many of the "observations" regarding the nature of religion. I understand I am out of the mainstream regarding this "Book". Just as the "Book" is out of the mainstream but with entirely different endpoints.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
"Not for the easily offended"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 02, 2019 NEW
What an insightful musical, with great tunes that stick in your head for months. No-one is safe in this and there are no taboos that are not exploded. The shark intake of breath from the audience at the first blasphemy was tangible, yet, for those who would reflect, it pointed to greater truths. The acting, singing and atmosphere were all great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Book of Mormon

Where is the theater located?
The Book of Mormon is performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre located at 230 W 49th Street, New York, NY 10019.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Can I bring my camera to the theater?
Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

Is the Eugene O’Neill Theatre handicap accessible?
The theater is not entirely handicap or wheelchair accessible. Please be advised that there are steps throughout the theater. For more information about theater accessibility, please call customer service at 1-800-590-4410.

Listening devices are available for reservation, as well.

When should I arrive for my show?
The theater doors open 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Due to the frequent use of explicit nature and adult themes throughout the performance, this show is not recommended for children. Should you decide to bring your children, please be advised that this show is considered explicit and children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?
Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. No food is allowed into the theater.