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"Book of Mormon" already breaks record in London
CBS News ^ | March 22, 2013

Posted on 03/24/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT by Colofornian

Edited on 03/24/2013 3:21:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record this time on the other side of the Atlantic.

The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history.


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From the article: The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic. The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history. Between 10 a.m. and midnight Friday, 2.1 million pounds ($3.2 million) was taken in at the box office, according to preliminary estimates...To put the staggering one-day take in perspective, the highest single-week gross in the West End — from another Yankee show, "Wicked" — was just over 1 million pounds over nine productions during the final week of 2010. "The Book of Mormon" by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and "Avenue Q" composer Robert Lopez tells the story of two Mormon missionaries sent to spread the word in Uganda.

This musical takes aim not only @ Mormons & Mormonism, but a generic "God"...and it certainly hasn't helped that Mormonism's gods -- men who get "god jobs" -- make it easier for liberals to lampoon "God" in general.

(That's what happens when counterfeiters wind up representing "God")

1 posted on 03/24/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
Still waiting for that smash musical The Book of Mohammed to be written by some bracv religion-bashing liberal. Waiting.... waiting... waiting...
2 posted on 03/24/2013 1:30:20 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Colofornian

I’d love to see somebody get the courage to do a musical called The Qur’an.

For some reason I don’t think that that will happen. . . ever.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Rummyfan
Sorry... brave!
4 posted on 03/24/2013 1:30:51 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Colofornian

It played at the Paramount in downtown Seattle in early January to sell out crowd.


5 posted on 03/24/2013 1:33:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative!)
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To: Rummyfan
SOUTH PARK CREATORS PLAN ISLAM MUSICAL
6 posted on 03/24/2013 1:34:05 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: vladimir998

No Mohammedan Follies. Trans-generationally institutionalized rape, incest, and murder isn’t as quirky as boys in shirts and ties.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 1:41:02 PM PDT by golux
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To: Colofornian
The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history.

?

pro·fane (pr-fn, pr-)
adj.
1. Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.

Taint NOTHIN' 'sacred' about MORMONism!

8 posted on 03/24/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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Trans-generationally institutionalized rape, incest, and murder isn’t as quirky as boys in shirts and ties.

Who you callin' a QUIRK; Buster???



9 posted on 03/24/2013 1:52:17 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: golux

Here we are; bustin our butts 10/6/365 and these GENTILES are callin' us bad names!!!



10 posted on 03/24/2013 1:53:27 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: golux
(I wonder if they be a rule about thumpin' they boney heads???)




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11 posted on 03/24/2013 1:54:42 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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Wow, that’s a lot of dough.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 1:56:35 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mnehring

Presuming they make it as cuddly as the BofM, it’ll probably be good advertising for the Religion of Peace.


13 posted on 03/24/2013 2:04:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: golux
No Mohammedan Follies.

(It's easier to take on a racist god like the Mormon gods...gods who put up "No blacks allowed" signs in Mormon temples...gods who demand multiple wives to be a rising leader in the cult)

14 posted on 03/24/2013 2:05:40 PM PDT by Colofornian
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15 posted on 03/24/2013 2:08:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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HAHA !


16 posted on 03/24/2013 2:30:46 PM PDT by traumer
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To: JoeProBono; Elsie

“OK. Dude. One more freakin’ time:
Do not embark on an airplane.
Do not handle firearms.
Do not handle explosives.
And wear your freakin’ jammies underneath. Hello?”


17 posted on 03/24/2013 2:37:32 PM PDT by golux
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I can see by your post history you’ve got chapter and verse up the wazoo and are focused like a laser on challenging Mormonism, and as a Jew who went to Catholic and Anglican schools I certainly won’t challenge your own interpretations of your own books... But surely we can agree it’s more pleasant to have neighbors who ‘fundamentally’ believe in science fiction, whether or not they are right, than neighbors who ‘fundamentally’ believe in killing you, whether or not they are right?

And what’s it to you whether Mormons like blacks? Are you black? Do you wish to become Mormon? What do you think most Moslems think of “blacks,” hmm? Who gathered and sold the slaves? Who created the slave trade and had it in place worldwide long before the New World? Mormons?


18 posted on 03/24/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by golux
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...as a Jew...And what’s it to you whether Mormons like blacks? Are you black?

Wow! (I didn't know racism was a "black-only" issue; or that it applied to only blacks. Thanx for "educating" me. /S)

19 posted on 03/24/2013 2:55:50 PM PDT by Colofornian
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What do you think most Moslems think of “blacks,” hmm?

(Well I know what they think of Christians: We're the "infidels"...pretty close actually to the Mormon worldview of Christians...to Mormons, we're the "apostates"...Hence they seem to be on the "same page" of a LOT of things...like the first Sept. 11 domestic terror act in this country did not take place in 2001...'twas 1857...when 120 innocent men, women, and children were slaughtered in Western Utah...called the Mountain Meadows Massacre...and the perps involved? Yup. Those "peace-filled" Mormons!)

20 posted on 03/24/2013 2:58:40 PM PDT by Colofornian
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