The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a dodgy past when it comes to race. According to the Book of Mormon, people with dark skin are the descendants of the Lamanites, a lost tribe of Israel cursed by God after they sinned against him (2 Nephi 5:21). God would later lift the curse as […]
Ben Shapiro doesn't get people are offended by Muhammad drawings since we liked the Book of Mormon
Whatever their nominal subjects, musical comedies today are usually about musical comedies. Consider three of the funniest of the last ten years: Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Book of Mormon. In The Drowsy Chaperone, an old Broadway tuner comes to life in the apartment of an obsessive fan; the... More »
Hand to God is the creepily enjoyable non-musical offspring of Avenue Q and Book of Mormon
There was some theatrical star power at Wrigley Field Monday night when "The Book of Mormon" stars David Larsen (who plays Elder Price) and Cody Jamison Strand (Elder Cunningham) showed up at the Friendly Confines. The post Star sightings: ‘Book of Mormon’ at Wrigley; Arianna Huffington appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
Briefly: Even though Andrew Rannells has broken out due to his recurring role in the HBO series "Girls," the actor had plenty of success as part of the original cast of the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, for which he wont a Grammy and a Tony. Show More Summary
From Book of Mormon to Frozen, Josh Gad has created a monopoly on naïve sidekicks. Now he’s skewering that reputation, playing himself in the new FX comedy The Comedians.
Billy Crystal returns to weekly television in FX’s The Comedians, starring alongside Josh Gad, from Book Of Mormon, Frozen, and (as The Comedians is quick to point out), 1600 Penn. Crystal and Gad play themselves in the series, which follows the duo after they agree to star in a late-night sketch show for FX. Show More Summary
As reported by Deadline, Andrew Rannells has just sold a comedy pitch to Universal Pictures, with comedy mogul Judd Apatow set to produce. Though he has appeared in The Book Of Mormon and NBC’s The New Normal, he’s best known for playing Elijah, the best character on HBO’s Girls. Show More Summary
I guess the idea of teaming the star of When Harry Met Sally with the star of The Book Of Mormon actor for a real FX show about a fake FX show looked like a great idea in someone's email. I certainly hope it’s some similar kind of explanation...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: I hear the up-and-comer, recently of The Book Of Mormon on Broadway the films Ricki And The Flash and the Pitch Perfect mini-franchise, has been cast in Ang Lee's adaptation of the acclaimed 2012 Ben Fountain novel about a group of servicemen sent on a “Victory Tour” after returning from combat in Iraq. Show More Summary
Want to win a pair of tickets to "The Book of Mormon"? Then you should participate in a social media-driven scavenger hunt. The post Fans can win ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets via scavenger hunt appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
Audience demand for tickets to “The Book of Mormon” jammed the Kennedy Center’s Web site this morning, causing consumers to be directed to a virtual waiting room or to be kicked off the site entirely. Kennedy Center officials said high traffic was causing the problems to the site. The pre-sale for the smash show from […]
'The Book of Mormon" reopened in Chicago for a second run Feb. 24 in the Bank of America Theatre, drawing a couple of thousand people each day (except Monday) to the Loop. Quite a few of them will arrive hungry. Add in the multitudes with tickets for other Loop theater performances, and...
Imagine a cross between Neil Patrick Harris and Seth Meyers — combined with the spawn of Barry Manilow — and you have a sense of David Larsen, the shrewdly guileless new Elder Price atop "The Book of Mormon," the phenomenally successful satirical musical which arrived in Chicago...
Religion news and data in bite-sized nuggets. Today includes info about: megachurches, the Book of Mormon, Saddleback church, megachurch databases, the Taliban vs. a ski school, and more. Also: Can Venture Capitalists predict the future? Can banking ever be ethical? And why does Playmobil love Martin Luther? Full story: RNB’s Religion Roundup: News and Data for Busy People
Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (of South Park fame), along with Robert Lopez (the musical talent behind the Broadway smash hit Avenue Q), the play is a raucous, raunchy musical satire of the Mormon religion.
After Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), and Michael C. Hall reignited the flames of Hedwig fandom as… Read More
As we've seen many times now, even though the Mormon church has had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on their popularity over the past several years -- like with the Book of Mormon musical and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign -- they've shot themselves in the foot every time. Show More Summary
Satire and self-censorship around religion, from Charlie Hebdo to The Book of Mormon.