In today's Urban Planner: the return of The Book of Mormon, and Cirque's steampunk contortionist dream. Theatre: To the delight of those who fell victim to ticketing website crashes last year, The Book of Mormon is back! The brainchild...Show More Summary
In-house columnist Mark Herrmann looks at some hot-button issues with a fresh perspective.
BY NAVEEN KUMAR Tony nominated in 2011 for his turn as an eagerly pious missionary in The Book of Mormon, Andrew Rannells returns to Broadway this week playing the glam-rock trans goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch for an...
Rocky bowed out after its disappointing run and the Broadway box office was off about 3% to $25,177,911 from the previous week's $25,926,516. Even an extra performance added to the usual eight for The Book Of Mormon and Wicked didn't...Show More Summary
We do not give this a standing ovation. As most of us know, tickets to Book of Mormon do not run cheap. Last time we checked, if you wanted a ticket, you'd basically have to take out a second mortgage. Or sell your firstborn. One of the two. Knowing this, it makes us especially annoyed to hear [...]
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Sent just minutes ago to I, Anonymous: To the couple sitting next to me during Aug 1's performance of Book of Mormon: Theater etiquette is not always easy to grasp but to finger your girlfriend during a live show is actually frowned upon, as is the amorous penis-rubbing return gesture on the part of your girlfriend. Show More Summary
It’s called “Shiva” about what Jews do when someone dies. Broadway and film producer Scott Rudin, who helped shepherd The Book of Mormon to its wild success, apparently convinced David to star in the play himself. Details of the project are scant so far, but presumably it will revolve around the Jewish custom of “sitting [...]
While Book of Mormon continues to conquer audiences with its disarming blend of raw heart and blasphemy, another excellent and equally subversive play about the Mormon faith will soon have its East Coast premiere at this year's New York...Show More Summary
Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s so fucking good, you should absolutely save up to go. My experience at the last Book of Mormon tour was one of the greatest theatrical experiences of my life... KEEP READING > >
What do tickets to Jay-Z, the Yankees and "Book of Mormon" have in common? Authorities say a criminal ring used stolen credit-card information to buy those hard-to-get tickets and pocketed the money when they resold them.
Another year of medical school soon begins. There’s no better way to greet incoming students than this The Book of Mormon parody from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (who also brought you their gone-viral rendition of Let It Go). Good luck, first-year medical students: The book of Netter’s will indeed change your life. Your patients are rating […]
Grove Atlantic has acquired Kevin Morris’ collection of stories White Man’s Problems, along with a novel that Morris is currently working on. The Book of Mormon co-producer self-published White Man’s Problems on Amazon earlier this year. The...Show More Summary
All photos by Daniel Arnold unless otherwise noted The word “Mormonism” typically brings to mind the church’s gothic headquarters in Salt Lake City, the tract housing and Humvees of Big Love, or a pair of boys dressed in twin suits seen through the peephole of a front door. Show More Summary
The film Pixels stars a few humans that each enjoy a great deal of popularity. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, Frozen), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and Adam Sandler (all pictured above) must band together to defeat an unusual host of alien invaders. Show More Summary
HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of THE BOOK OF MORMON, Tomorrow’s LEFTOVERS, Next Week’s THE STRAIN And The Latest UNIVERSAL, MARVEL And SNL News!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT / 11pm ET!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! “Nerd World Report With Hop & Herc” airs live Saturday 8:05 p.m. Show More Summary
An estimated 485,000 adults in Colorado consume marijuana at least once a month. Studies have suggested that rising heat leads to more cases of kidney stones. In under four years, 'The Book of Mormon' has become one of the top 15 grossing Broadway musicals of all time (unadjusted for inflation).
Cadence Woodland, writing for the New York Times, believes that the "Mormon Moment" -- the wave of popular interest in the Church that included Mitt Romney's run for the presidency and The Book of Mormon musical -- is finally ending. She says the Church is to blame for that by missing a valuable opportunity to capitalize on all the attention by righting its wrongs.
While The Lion King ($2.098 million), Wicked ($2.027 million) and The Book Of Mormon ($1.642 million) regularly duke it out for the three top-grossing slots on Broadway each week, they’re all hit musicals running in big houses. In the...Show More Summary