UTAH LOVES THE BOOK OF MORMON – MOSTLY

10 08 2015

The musical The Book of Mormon closed a two-week run in Salt Lake City yesterday.   A list of links to reviews and press coverage is below.

the Capitol Theatre

the Capitol Theatre

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Review, 7/30/15 – . If you can set aside the profanity and crudeness, there’s no better place in the world to watch The “Book of Mormon” musical than Salt Lake City.

http://www.sltrib.com/home/2785902-155/review-salt-lake-city-backdrop-makes

Story, 7/26/15 – Now comes a book of essays by writers and scholars analyzing how the raunchy, satirical play fits — or doesn’t — in the traditions of the contemporary musical canon.

http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/2761467-155/now-comes-a-book-that-takes

Story, 7/24/15 – No matter your opinion about that profane, sweet little “Book of Mormon” musical — perhaps you’ve heard of it — there’s a special thrill to a story about Mormon missionaries unfolding in front of a Broadway set depicting the Salt Lake LDS Temple spires that exist just two blocks away from downtown’s Capitol Theatre.

http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/2757082-155/will-book-of-mormon-musical-prompt

Op-Ed, 8/8/15 – Thanks, Book of Mormon musical, for provoking my thoughts

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2812420-155/op-ed-thanks-book-of-mormon-musical

DESERET NEWS

Review, 7/31/15 – Without the overdose of obscenity, ‘The Book of Mormon’ would have been a delight

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633607/Without-the-overdose-of-obscenity-The-Book-of-Mormon-would-have-been-a-delight.html

Story, 7/27/15 – Profane and acclaimed: ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical arrives in Salt Lake City

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633190/Profane-but-acclaimed-The-Book-of-Mormon-musical-arrives-in-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all#ufQbi2lZFE9bc87o.03

Story, 7/30/15 – To be fair, I haven’t seen the show. But I’ve heard the soundtrack in its entirety, and I’ve read the synopsis.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633565/The-Book-of-Mormon-musical-is-an-equal-opportunity-offender.html

OpEd, 8/4/15 – Why the message behind ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical is so troubling

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865633823/Why-The-Book-of-Mormon-musical-is-not-just-offensive-2-its-shallow.html?pg=all

SALT LAKE MAGAZINE

Story, 6/23/15 – The Book of Mormon Comes Home

http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/06/23/the-book-of-mormon-comes-home/

SLC FOX13 NEWS

Story, 7/28/15 – Two blocks from LDS Church headquarters, ‘The Book of Mormon’ musical premieres

http://fox13now.com/2015/07/28/two-blocks-from-lds-church-headquarters-the-book-of-mormon-musical-premieres/

DAILY UTAH CHRONICLE

Review, 7/31/15 – “Book of Mormon” Musical Brings Hilarity, Controversy to Salt Lake

http://dailyutahchronicle.com/book-of-mormon-musical-brings-hilarity-controversy-to-salt-lake/

CITY WEEKLY

Review, 7/30/15 – If you wanted to get a sense for how ready a Utah audience was for The Book of Mormon, you only needed to wait until the end of the opening musical number, “Hello.”

http://www.cityweekly.net/TheDailyFeed/archives/2015/07/30/theater-review-the-book-of-mormon

UTAH THEATRE BLOGGERS

Review, 7/31/15 – Say “Hello” to hilarious satire and surprising depth in THE BOOK OF MORMON

http://utahtheatrebloggers.com/21579/say-hello-to-hilarious-satire-and-suprsing-depth-in-the-book-of-mormon

USA TODAY

Story, 8/4/15 – ‘Book of Mormon’ keeps finding believers

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/theater/2015/08/04/book-mormon-keeps-finding-believers/31059253/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-lifetopstories

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Story, 8/2/15 – The Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, opened in Salt Lake City last week.

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/02/428643358/in-utah-book-of-mormon-strikes-a-chord?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150803&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare

BROADWAY WORLD

Review, 7/31/15 – Hello, Salt Lake City. “The Book of Mormon” in Sal Tlay Ka Siti is something incredible.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/national-tours/article/BWW-Reviews-Broadway-Across-Americas-THE-BOOK-OF-MORMON-at-Capitol-Theatre-20150731#

AP, FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Story, 7/28/15 – The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/beyondchicago/ct-book-of-mormon-utah-20150728-story.html

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