One of the most controversial plays to hit the stage in the last decade is set to make a stop in Richmond during Broadway In Richmond’s 2014-15 season.
The Book of Mormon, from the minds behind Comedy Central’s irreverent animated show South Park, places a group of mormon missionaries in Africa. Little is safe as songs about AIDS, war crimes, and God all dance across the stage in a way only Trey Parker and Matt Stone can deliver:
Here’s one of the song’s from The Book Of Mormon as performed at the 2012 Tony Awards:
Up next is the slightly more reverent musical comedy Sister Act the Musical, the stage production of the 90′s Woopie Golderberg movie. Nominated for five Tony awards, this massive stage production still has Goldberg’s comedic finger’s in it’s off broadway tour.
Similar to the 92 movie, a lounge singer gets caught up as a witness to a crime and she’s sent to live with a convent of nuns. During her stay, she makes friends and turns the aging nunnery into a modern house of worship.
Million Dollar Quartet is the story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis during a 1956 recording session. Winner of a Tony in 2010, the show is jam packed with golden-era country favorites and is sure to please the good ol’ boy in all of us.
There’s a few shows on the line up, and the current season isn’t over yet (check out Wicked at the end of April). We’ll bring you more details when they get announced.