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
Take a look at an exclusive preview of the comic book featuring the world’s first gay Mormon superhero, Stripling Warrior. read more
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.
Recently my wife and I attended the wedding of a valued friend and colleague, a seriously lapsed Mormon getting married outside the faith to her live-in boyfriend, with her devout Mormon family in attendance. Did I mention it was held at a brewery?
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...
James wrote a review of a book which in turn got me thinking because he mentioned the Utah War. This was the clash between Mormons in Utah under Brigham Young vs the Buchanan administration in DC, which little actual fighting took place and there were few deaths for something of an armed conflict of the time, save for the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Show More Summary
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.
Sometimes religion and a bit of wordplay come together to make something clever. So it is with Neil DaCosta's project, The Book of Mormon Missionary Positions, a collection of photos depicting two fully clothed Mormon Missionaries in...Show More Summary