‘The Book of Mormon’ Coming To San Diego
Monday, February 18, 2013
Aired 2/19/13 on KPBS News.
Good news for theater-goers and fans of the television show "South Park." The hit musical "The Book of Mormon" is coming to San Diego.
If you appreciate a healthy dose of irreverence with your musicals, you'll be happy to hear "The Book of Mormon," is coming to San Diego. The hit musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the TV show "South Park," has won nine Tony Awards and heaps of critical praise. It's also been controversial for its send up of organized religion.
Broadway/San Diego is bringing the national touring production of "The Book of Mormon" to town in May, 2014. That’s a ways off, but you may need the time to save your money. You’ll have to buy a season subscription in order to see "The Book of Mormon," which can cost anywhere between $180-$467. The 2013-14 season includes national touring productions of "Once" (last year's Tony-winner for Best Musical), "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," and "Evita."
"The Book of Mormon" is a comedy about two Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda. Like "South Park," it’s rich with profanity and satire.
When it was released in 2011, the original Broadway cast recording of "The Book of Mormon" became the highest-charting Broadway cast album in over four decades.
Broadway/San Diego has not set a date for when tickets will go on sale.