The Book of Mormon Is Coming to ASU Gammage in Tempe

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Andrew Rannells
South Park fans and musical enthusiasts, rejoice. Mormons, maybe not so much.

The Broadway production of The Book of Mormon, which has won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced it's taking its national tour to Tempe for ASU Gammage's 2015-16 season. Exact dates have not been announced.

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The Book of Mormon is the Broadway byproduct of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone as well as Avenue Q co-creator Mark Lopez. Thanks to this trio of notoriously crude creatives, The Book of Mormon has received many laughs, applause, and some obligatory backlash since its 2011 debut -- the same year it won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

The Book of Mormon tells the tale of two Mormon missionaries, Kevin Price and Arnold Cunningham, who are sent to Uganda in an effort to convert the villagers. Of course, nothing goes as expected for the Utah missionaries once they reach Africa. Between a warlord named General Butt-Fucking Naked who robs them at gunpoint to a chief who fears that the female villagers' clitorises will power up and overthrow him, The Book of Mormon tells a tale unlike anything you've ever seen before.

Tickets are not yet on sale for the The Book of Mormon at ASU Gammage. Subscribers to Desert Schools Broadway Across America Arizona 2014-15 series will receive early access. For more details on the show, visit www.bookofmormonbroadway.com. For updates, visit asugammage.com/bom.

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Gammage Auditorium

1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, AZ

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Rocky Martineau
Rocky Martineau

God works in mysterious ways. Anything to get people to read this ancient book, as the second witness of Jesus Christ, will work.

Christina Cubel
Christina Cubel

Mina i think it's in LA now but hell yeah, it's a date!!

Mina D Vane
Mina D Vane

It was in Vegas Christina??? Crap!!! But, yea we have a wait for it here-but once avail im buyin tixs gurl!!

Christina Cubel
Christina Cubel

Mina hell yeah! I've been dying to see it. Almost drove to vegas just to see it there. Sounds like its not going to be here till next year tho :(

Mina D Vane
Mina D Vane

Izzie n Christina u ladies down to see this when its avail???

Lauren Allen
Lauren Allen

Chris Cameron Lauren Erin Trevor we need to get the crew together for this one!

Je-Hyen Valdez
Je-Hyen Valdez

Mi-Hyen Valdez Michelle Smith can we gooooooo? Elijah's in it too! Double yes!

Brenda Shepherd-Campbell
Brenda Shepherd-Campbell

I think our country and it's citizens have gotten way over p.c. I am card carrying rainbow flying lesbian and love a good lez joke any day......When you can make fun of what is funny and be caring for what need gentleness and realize it is ok that we are different. screwed up and do sh it that is flat out stupid funny to others then we stand a chance of pulling things back from the edge

Brandi Cruz
Brandi Cruz

Suzanne, totally ahead of you on that. I will not miss this. I have been one of those people sending constant messages and suggestions to Gammage and Broadway Across America begging for this to come here. We can't wait.

Ina Welker
Ina Welker

Saw it in San Francisco.....hilarious!

Martha Lemen
Martha Lemen

Bless your heart, Dan, I know it's not a doc :) Can't wait to see it!

Greg Mirza
Greg Mirza

Aaron Jones Chris Lounsbury down?

Dan Rae
Dan Rae

You may enjoy the show, but it is definitely not a documentary.

Rheanna Schmidt
Rheanna Schmidt

G Katrell Redhouse didn't you have a friend that posted about how they wanted to see this?

Al Moore
Al Moore

There's a "Book of Gay"?

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Just gotta chill out and have a sense of humor, like the South Park guys.

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