The Book of Mormon is a religious musical parody associated with lyrics, books and music by famous Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez. The musical parody show is well known for making the animated comedy named ‘South Park’ with its music co-creators Stone and Parker and co-composer of the Avenue Q. The beautiful satire of this musical show tells a story about the two young Mormon missionaries sent to an isolated village situated in Northern, Uganda.
The doomed village worries more about war, hunger, poverty and AIDS rather than to lend their ears and listen to the naïve, hopeful and passionate missionaries sent for help. Despite all the existence of dissuasions, the two missionaries still tries to reach the hearts of the villagers and share one of their scriptures the “Book of Mormon”.
The progress of the religious musical parody began in 2003 and the evolving workshops began to perform on stage in the year 2008. Produced by Scott Rudin, the show was picked to open on Broadway. The show has gathered complete admiration from various religious organizations and churches because of its meaning delivery of the play. In fact, the LDS Church responded a gracious retort and eventually bought the advertising space in its stage bills during the later runs of the show.
After getting loads of positive response from its enthusiasts and critics, the show was officially launched to Broadway on March 2011 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, which had shown a big hit in ticket sales. The ‘Book of Mormon’ show was also endowed with various awards, including the nine Tony Awards and one Grammy Award as the “Best Musical Theater Album”.
For over four spanning decades of performing in the Broadway Entertainment, the cast recording became the highest-charting Broadway cast album, making the show as the number three on the Billboard lists.