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The Book of Mormon (musical)

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  • 'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula

    'Book of Mormon' packs fresh irreverence into traditional musical formula
    The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
  • Several Broadway Shows Consider Shift to Thursday Matinees

    Who says a matinee has to be on a Wednesday afternoon? Well, Broadway does, and has for years. But later this spring, a concerted push to institute a Thursday matinee option will bring the Main Stem more in line with the West End, where a far-less-...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'The Lion King' Snatches the 2013 Crown from 'Wicked'

    In the midst of their ongoing tussle for the number one slot in Broadway's weekly Top 10, sixteen-year-old musical "The Lion King" has taken the title of top earner of the year, wrestling it away from longtime pack leader "Wicked." Riding a remarkable...
  • Jordan Roth Makes Legit Moves in Digital Space

    Let's face it: The Broadway industry's reputation for being hidebound isn't entirely undeserved. So you wouldn't expect a theater exec to be the one to create a digital social network aimed at bringing the cultural conversation into the new-media age....
  • Broadway Box Office: Cold Snap Takes the Heat Out of Sales

    January chilled Broadway to the bone last week, with the annual post-holiday slump and the polar vortex joining forces to push the Rialto box office barometer down by a mammoth $11.5 million. To be sure, Main Stem sales always plummet in the wake of...
  • How and why actors' paychecks are shrinking on tour

    How and why actors' paychecks are shrinking on tour
    Last week in New York, a group of very angry actors expressed their feelings to their union, Actors' Equity, about the collapse of salaries for the performers who tour with Broadway shows to cities like Chicago. It is not hard to see why they were angry....
  • Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' and its nominations a return to form for Disney

    "Frozen," the Walt Disney Animation Studios musical that collected two Oscar nominations Thursday, is about a kingdom trapped in an endless winter. For the 90-year-old Burbank company, which has often suffered from a creative chill in recent decades,...
  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 19-26: 'Let's Misbehave' opens

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 19-26: 'Let's Misbehave' opens
    "The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter. Don’t Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of...
  • London Theater Breaks Box Office Records As Broadway Treads Water

    Broadway may have ended a record-breaking streak last season, but across the pond, numbers are on their way up. In London, both box office and attendance rose to new highs in 2013, according to the latest report from the Society of London Theater. At the...
  • Hippodrome production faithful to irreverent 'Mormon'

    Hippodrome production faithful to irreverent 'Mormon'
    Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
  • 'Frozen': Defying meteorology ★★★

    'Frozen': Defying meteorology ★★&#9733
    Big, bright, often beautiful and essentially an action movie, as are most animated features these days, "Frozen" comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios. While Disney credits the 1845 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen" as primary...