Friday, March 25, 2011
Ben Brantley agrees with me..."Mormon" is a hit
I happened to catch "The Book of Mormon" in one of it's first previews last month and loved what I saw. Now that the show has officially opened,, the reviews are starting to come in.
From Ben Brantley's review in the New York Times (complete review can be found here):
This is to all the doubters and deniers out there, the ones who say that heaven on Broadway does not exist, that it’s only some myth our ancestors dreamed up. I am here to report that a newborn, old-fashioned, pleasure-giving musical has arrived at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, the kind our grandparents told us left them walking on air if not on water. So hie thee hence, nonbelievers (and believers too), to “The Book of Mormon,” and feast upon its sweetness.
Over at the New York Post, Elizabeth Vincentelli also raved (complete review can be found here):
Told the creators of “South Park” were making a Broadway musical, you’d naturally expect a broad, foul-mouthed, juvenile, scatological, irreverent satire.
Sure enough, “The Book of Mormon,” which opened last night, is all that — and much, much more. It’s a fiendishly well-crafted, hilariously smart — or maybe smartly hilarious — song-and-dance extravaganza.
The show’s a hoot. The show’s a hit.
The show is my front-runner for this year's Best Musical Tony. This is the show to see this season on Broadway.