It is finally here. After a 2 ½ year wait, The Book of Mormon is knocking on the door of the Kentucky Center.
The musical opens as part of the PNC Broadway in Louisville series on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through June 8, staying in town twice as long as most touring productions that come to the Possibility City.
Possibly because of the nine Tony Awards it has garnered, including Best Musical when it debuted in 2011.
Possibly because creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone found a new theatre-going audience base when they brought along the mass of followers they acquired from the other show of their creation, South Park.
Or possibly because it’s just a darn good show. Deemed “the best musical of this century” by the New York Times, The Book of Mormon has been playing to sold-out houses since the curtain first rose.
But all of the accolades don’t mean that The Book of Mormon is the next Sound of Music. The musical contains explicit language and adult themes; it isn’t for everyone. In fact, Vogue Magazine called it "the filthiest, most offensive, and—surprise—sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever."
Tickets for The Book of Mormon start at $43 and are still available online or by calling the Kentucky Center box office at 502-584-7777. Midweek performances have the best availability.
Image: Broadway.com/The Book of Mormon National Tour production photo