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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

Now Casting: Broadway’s ‘Book of Mormon’ and More Gigs

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

Mormon polygamy

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

Mormon leader thinks Joseph Smith’s ‘seer stones’ were real because the iPhone exists

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Mormon Leader: I Can Prove Joseph Smith Used “Seer Stones” Because I Have an iPhone

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

Travel the World on a Disney Cruise and 3 Other Gigs!

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' Album Sales Surge Following Tony Awards Triumph

"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

Glenn Close & Andrew Rannells Spoof Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump at Tony Awards 2016 (Video)

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 [...]

How Scott Rudin's Book of Mormon blazed a trail for Hamilton

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.

Creepy-Sweet Paintings of Cryptid Tweens Exploring a Bizarre Coming-of-Age Universe

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 […]

Adele Meets The Book Of Mormon In This Fantastic New Hello Parody!

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 [...]

‘Kinky Boots’ director talks Cyndi Lauper and fabulous choreography

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

Leading Trump Surrogate: Mormonism Was Founded By A "Servant Of Satan"

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

BYU Campus Leaders Had Students Write Glowing Amazon Reviews for The Book of Mormon, and Lo! The Results Are Hilarious

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

Mormon Lesbian Teen Was Forced to Carry Backpack of Stones to “Feel the Burden of Being Gay”

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

Gay Mormon Teen Held Captive For Eight Months, Abused And Beaten As Part Of Horrifying “Reparative” Therapy

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Shocking stories of extreme “reparative” therapy committed on LGBTQ youth have been on a decline in recent years thanks to shifting public opinion and new laws. But a new book from an ex-Mormon detailing her experience as a teen is a sobering reminder of the unresolved trauma still out there. When Alex Cooper, now 21, told [...]

Bogus therapists tried to ‘cure’ gay teen by forcing her to wear a backpack full of rocks

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A 21-year old gay woman is telling the story of the abuse she suffered as a result of the “conversion therapy” to which she had been subjected as a teenager, in a new book titled Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That’s When My Nightmare...

Will I or Won't I? Does It Really, Truly Matter? What Makes a Book Holy?

Brandon Riley Miller seen working his magic as Karel sits in front of a Chimanaya filled with... Bibles, Books of Mormon... basically a whole lotta trouble. That's A Wrap! We just wrapped Season 2 Of my Free Speech TV Show Karel Life...Show More Summary

The Book of Mormon Stirs Amazon Review Battle

5 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith has seen an eruption in both positive and negative Amazon reviews.

After Five Years On Broadway, 'Book of Mormon' Tickets Still Sought After

Celebrating its fifth birthday this month, The Book of Mormon is currently the sixth longest running show on Broadway, only trailing The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, The Lion King, Wicked, and Jersey Boys. For a handful of years now The Book of Mormon has been one of the hottest [...]

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