The Book of Mormon is one of the hottest and most controversial Broadway musicals in years. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The original Broadway cast recording reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts, making it the highest-charting album of its kind in more than 40 years.
There have been two national productions of The Book of Mormon, one of which rolls through Boise for six performances Tuesday, July 21-Sunday, July 26. Tickets for the show went on sale the morning of March 20, and Boise Weekly took to the streets—or, rather, the ticket line in the Morrison Center—to see who was in line and why.