The Book of Mormon
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|Name:||The Book of Mormon|
|Creator:||Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone|
|Date(s):||24 March 2011 (Broadway opening)|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
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The Book of Mormon is a Broadway musical that first premiered in March 2011. The story follows two Mormon missionaries who try to share their faith with a remote village in Uganda.
Book of Mormon is one of the most popular contemporary shows on Broadway. During its first few years, its day-of ticket lottery crowds were some of the biggest, and some fans camped out for hours in hopes of buying a standing room only ticket.
The most popular ship in the fandom is Elder McKinley/Kevin Price.
The top four most common tags on A03 are (in descending order) fluff, angst, post-canon, and internalized homophobia.
- Post-Canon - Fics of what happens after the events of the musical are very common.
- Internalized homophobia fics commonly overlap with their identities as Mormons, in particular dealing with Elder McKinley's internalised homophobia as featured in his main song, Turn it off.
- Saints of a Different Kind by MullytheHun
- The Size of Orlando, Florida by greerian
- Little Syncopations by deliarium
- Honor Code by deliarium
- just not telling the whole truth by gayvincreel
- highkey love this musical, fanart by kuboe, 6 February 2017 
- happy sixth birthday to the book of mormon!!!, fanart by fuchsiadoodles, 24 March 2017 
- “Turn it off, like a light switch. Just go, click! It’s a cool little Mormon trick!”, fanart by gicabyte, 8 August 2016 
- Making Things Up Again | The Book Of Mormon Animatic by Mekuyashima, 2 March 2017
- You and Me (But Mostly Me) Animatic by Mei's Art, 25 February 2017
Links & Resources
- LoveMormon.com, fansite
- works tagged The Book of Mormon on the AO3
- works tagged Book of Mormon on FFnet
- Tumblr search term
- Fuck Yeah! The Book of Mormon on Tumblr
- ^ aurorasblog, The Book of Mormon (The Musical, of Course) – Part 1 (The “Waiting for Tickets in the Night/Morning” Chapter), 7 March 2012; also, the fan/editor's own recollection of the time she entered the lottery and didn't win (RIP)
- ^ Book of Mormon AO3 sidebar as of 21st March 2020.
- ^ McPriceley works on Ao3. This appears to have been accessed on 5 June 2017, based on the date this edit was made to the page. Most common tags have changed since then.