“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is hard at work, penning what he imagines will be a smash-hit, Tony-winning musical about GOP candidate Donald Trump. “ ‘Hamilton’ meets ‘The Book of Mormon’ ” is how he hyped “Trump: The Musical” to GQ magazine. But hang on there — there’s already a Trump-themed musical with heavy Hamiltonian influences written by […]
Former Republican congressman and MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough is writing a musical theater production about Republican presidential nominee and former reality TV star Donald Trump. The Morning Joe host spoke to GQ magazine about his dream of staging the 2016 election as a musical...
If you've always been curious about The Book of Mormon, sometimes called The Mormon Bible (though Mormons call it Another Testament of Christ), but never had time to read it, this article is for you! The Book of Mormon was publishedShow More Summary
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling? F or nearly 200 years, Mormons have both enraged and intrigued evangelicals. The rage has come from Mormon claims that the Book of Mormon contains new revelation...Show More Summary
In "The Book of Mormon," the role of Elder Cunningham — the runtlike sidekick to the Type A missionary Elder Price — has turned out to be quite a springboard. A squishy springboard, certainly, but a high dive into the baptismal pool of prominence just the same. Josh Gad made his name by originating...
If you've seen the Broadway musical 'Book of Mormon,' you'll be at least somewhat familiar with the story of Joseph Smith's golden plates. It's a story so significant to the Mormon faith it's reenacted every July on a huge stage setShow More Summary
Hello! Today’s Backstage castings feature roles in Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy, “The Book of Mormon” (you may have heard of it). We also have three other exciting opportunities ranging from promotional to television to film.Show More Summary
A Mormon believes that God spoke first in the Bible, then in the Book of Mormon, Doctrines and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, and now though the Prophet, Seer and Revelator of the Mormon Church. Mormons actually believe that...Show More Summary
Founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, used what he called a “seer stone” to derive mystical information and supernatural knowledge. When the angel Moroni showed Smith the golden plates, according to the story in the Book of Mormon, Smith was unable to read the gold plates because...
As the story goes, Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon through special "seer stones" which he dropped into a hat (to block out the light) and then read from.And if that makes no sense to you... well, join the club. Dieter F. Uchtdorf,...Show More Summary
You can star as your favorite Disney character while sailing on a Disney cruise ship, get cast in a short film, and even join the national tour of “The Book of Mormon” today in Backstage’s casting notices! DISNEY CRUISE LINE, CHARACTER...Show More Summary
"Hamilton" continues to smash records: the cast album could leap into Billboard 200's top 10 next week, the first album to do so since "The Book of Mormon" five years ago
Andrew Rannells and Glenn Close spoof Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in this funny on stage sketch at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City. Andrew, who starred in The Book of Mormon years ago, spoofed Donald in The Book of Moron. Meanwhile, Glenn portrayed [...]
When banker turned Broadway backer Roger Berlind, producer of Nine and Proof, was invited to a workshop for a frolicking musical satire about hapless American missionaries transported to a war-torn,... To view the full story, click the title link.
Brooklyn-based painter Lori Nelson hails from Utah. Throughout her adolescence, Nelson’s primary access to art was found in the family’s Mormon scripture books and the traditional paintings reproduced within. The concept of the “believer” became of particular interest to Nelson, which she has since channelled into her ongoing Cryptotween series. The paintings — featured in […]
This is like the smartest, best, most deserving parody we've ever seen! Seeing as it's 2016 and Hello is no longer the only song played on the radio, you would think that Adele parodies would be played out by now — but you'd be wrong. That's because a brand-new Mormon version of the song just made its [...]
If you think “The Book of Mormon” is a hard sell among casual theatergoers, imagine the complexity of a show called “Kinky Boots.”
The highly pedigreed musical — six Tonys in 2013, including best musical
Fox News contributor and leading Donald Trump surrogate Robert Jeffress wrote in his new book that Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, is one of the "servants of Satan." Jeffress also wrote that Jews, Catholics and members of other...Show More Summary
If you’ve stumbled upon the Amazon page for The Book of Mormon recently, you may have noticed that readers from the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints seem particularly effusive these days. “Life changing. The greatest Book ever written,” says one comment. Show More Summary
The Mormon Church may have formally renounced anti-gay "reparative therapy," but that doesn't erase its effects.In Saving Alex, a book released this month, 21-year-old Alex Cooper recalls her experiences of being beaten and tortured for eight months as "therapy" for being gay. Show More Summary