Our latest podcast guest is William Shunn is the author of The Accidental Terrorist, a book about his time as a Mormon missionary. I'm telling you: His story is absolutely fascinating. You've never heard anything like it. Bill was supposed...Show More Summary
The "Book of Mormon" actor lip-synced the Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" while dressed as the GOP front-runner.
Josh Gad—a man who can really sing, as proven by his roles in the Broadway show Book of Mormon and the omnipresent children's movie Frozen—is doing some fake singing for tomorrow night's Lip Sync Battle episode, and he's doing it as your future president Donald J. Show More Summary
Frozen and Book of Mormon star Josh Gad played his Trump card — literally — in a clip from Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, Entertainment Weekly reported. Gad, who voiced the snowman Olaf in the animated hit, chose to perform the Divinyls’ hit “I Touch Myself” while...
Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap-infused musical about the American Revolution and the first Treasury secretary, will have a run beginning in the late summer of 2017 at the Hollywood Pantages. The theater is operated by the Nederlander...Show More Summary
Before SOUTH PARK, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE and THE BOOK OF MORMON, filmmakers Trey Parker and Matt Stone found their beginnings in a D.I.Y. horror comedy rooted in their Colorado heritage entitled CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL. Eventually released by Troma Entertainment, the film contained all the hallmarks of their future work, from brilliantly crude humor to […]
On Sunday, the Paramount Theater in Seattle was crawling with Seahawks fans who, unaware of their team’s playoff fate at the time, had snatched up tickets to the hot musical Book of Mormon. The game started at 10 AM Pacific time, and as the musical neared its bow, the Seahawks-Vikings Wild Card game was winding […]
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When “The Book of Mormon” debuted on Broadway in 2011, it was immediately branded controversial because of its subject matter — possible mockery of the Mormon religion — and the reputation of its...
While the Minnesota Vikings were driving down to set up a potential game-winning 27-yard field goal, hundreds of people in Seattle had taken their seats for a "Book of Mormon" afternoon show. As the show was about to start, the crowd...Show More Summary
Broadway Smashes Into 2016! The week ending January 3 was Broadway’s highest grossing week ever, not to mention its best New Year’s week, taking in a whopping $43 million. The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Lion King and Wicked all grossed more than $2 million for that same week, while 16 other shows grossed more than... Read more »
The Book of Mormon will be in town until Sunday. Joan Marcus This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre to help you beat the monocloud blues—from the continuing run of The Book of Mormon to Jeremy Pelt's jazz tribute to Eric Garner to the First Thursday Art Walk. Show More Summary
The Book of Mormon: Goddamn good. When I was a boy, every Saturday at 9 a.m., I'd put on my little J.C. Penny suit, make sure my little briefcase was stuffed with the latest Watchtower and Awake! magazines, practice my little speechShow More Summary
Because teens know how to celebrate the new year, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Inside Out' with the insides, final homicide of 2015, Uber complainers, Shanghai cat cafe, 'Book of Mormon' vomiting, and Golden Retriever discovers he has paws. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]
It’s not Star Wars or The Book Of Mormon, but it’s a start: The December 10 performance of off-off-Broadway’s musical two-hander Daddy Long Legs was performed before an audience 1,000 times its normal size when the show became the first to be telecast live over the Internet from a New York stage. Show More Summary
Randy Houston Mercer, a makeup artist who worked on The Book of Mormon, Hairspray, The Producers, Cabaret and more, has been sentenced in Augusta, Georgia, for sexual exploitation of a minor in production of child pornography, a charge to which he pleaded guilty. The teen was one year below the legal age of consent. The judge told […]
Broadway has had a pretty good run of truly innovative and inspiring big-budget hits in the past few years. But The Book Of Mormon’s tap-dancing missionaries and Hamilton’s hip-hop revolutionaries may soon have to relinquish the spotlight to make room for hula-hooping cheeseburgers and breakdancing boat drinks. Show More Summary
From national tours of Broadway blockbusters to network TV hits, we’ve got five exciting casting opportunities for you to check out before the weekend! “The Book of Mormon”This Tony-winning Broadway hit from Matt Stone and Trey Parker (“South Park”) is casting replacement full-time ensemble dancers for “The Book Of Mormon” Jumamosi national tour. Show More Summary
David T. Smith (@dtsmith_sydney) is a senior lecturer at the United States Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His new book, “Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States” came out two weeks ago, right at the beginning of the current controversies about the treatment […]
Trey Parker and Matt Stone must have known they would stir up controversy with their Broadway musical The Book Of Mormon, but they had no way of knowing it would become a sacrilegious smash hit. Now there's a new wave of controversyShow More Summary
Avenue Q is one of the most delightfully offensive shows currently running in a mainstream New York theatre -- it's beaten by The Book of Mormon, but just barely. This musical explores the coming-of-age dilemma facing every young adult whose parents ingrained the belief that they are exceptional. Show More Summary