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)
Medium: musical theater
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia
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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.[1]

The most popular ship in the fandom is Elder McKinley/Kevin Price.[2]

Fanwork Tropes

The top four most common tags on A03 are (in descending order) fluff, angst, post-canon, and internalized homophobia.[3]

  • 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.





Links & Resources


  1. 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)
  2. Book of Mormon AO3 sidebar as of 21st March 2020.
  3. 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.