The Book of Mormon: The Testament of a Broadway Musical (Hardcover)
The Testament of a Broadway Musical
Newmarket Press, 9780062234940, 209pp.
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
"The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. The Book of Mormon achieves something like a miracle."
--Ben Brantley, New York Times
"A crowning achievement. A huge smash success. So good it makes me angry.--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
The biggest Broadway hit in decades--the brilliant brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez--The Book of Mormon is delighting theatergoers nightly with its outrageous irreverent humor and surprising heart. Cleverly designed in the same fun spirit as the show, this official, full-color illustrated coffee table book takes readers behind the scenes with stories from the cast, creators, and crew. Included are the complete book and lyrics to the smash hit Broadway musical, extensively annotated, plus an original introduction by theater critic and author author Steven Suskin about the creation of the show that Rolling Stone declares "is on its march into legend."
Praise For The Book of Mormon: The Testament of a Broadway Musical…
“The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. The Book of Mormon achieves something like a miracle.”
-Ben Brantley, New York Times
“A crowning achievement. A huge smash success. So good it makes me angry.
-Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
“Matt and Trey: Where have you been all my life? The Book of Mormon deserves worship. Approach the altar of Parker and Stone.”
-Peter Marks, Washington Post
The Book of Mormon is not just great theater. [It’s] great writing.”
-Mark Harris, Book of Mormon Script Book, Foreword
“**** the new gold standard for Broadway. The Book of Mormon is on its march into legend. History is made.”
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“The best new musical of the 21st century.”
-Kurt Andersen, NPR
“Surely goes further than any musical in Broadway history. Hilariously profane and wholly hilarious.”
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Hilarious, uproarious, and highly entertaining. Parker and Stone may offend thousands if not more, and bless their iconoclastic hearts for it.”
-David Finkle, Huffington Post