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  • Billy Crystal culture

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 24, 2013 | 11:14 am

    Even in the age of Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, there is something both retro and refreshing about Billy Crystal’s class-act comedy.

    On a recent Thursday night, nearly 600 people packed into the Directors Guild of America Theater — at $60 a pop — to hear Crystal’s mesmerizing...

  • The Torah and the JST: Pharaoh’s heart, Lot’s daughters, Noah’s altruism, and wicked witches

    By Mark Paredes

    September 24, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. – Deuteronomy 4:2


    I thought of blogging on the LDS concept of atonement during Yom Kippur week, but given the...

  • Fall Preview 2012: Calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    FRI SEPT 14

    “THE BOOK OF MORMON”

    The Broadway debut of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone satirizes organized religion in lewd, crude — and musical — fashion. The story of two mismatched Mormon missionaries who are sent to Africa to proselytize pagans was deemed...

  • Why I won’t see The Book of Mormon

    By Mark Paredes

    September 9, 2012 | 9:30 pm

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20, 2 Nephi 15:20 (Book of Mormon)

    AY! My name is Joseph Smith, and I’m going to f*** this baby! – verse from the...

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  • Actor feeds off ‘Mormon’s’ racy humor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2012 | 11:22 am

    "My favorite kind of comedy is so wrong that it's right," actor Jared Gertner said.

    So it's fitting that he's starring in the blessedly twisted megahit musical "The Book of Mormon," which after scoring nine Tony Awards and a reputation for almost impossible-to-snag tickets has...

  • Cheap Theatre Tickets

    By Annie Korzen

    October 3, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    I’m a theatre addict but tickets can be costly.  One great way to save money is to join www.Goldstar.com.  They offer discounts on everything from plays to comedy clubs to sporting events to antique shows.  Right now I have a friend in the cast of Steven Berkoff’s Kvetch at the...

  • Niceness, by the Book

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 30, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Right around the time the curtain was dropping on the opening night of Broadway’s new “South Park”-inspired musical, “The Book of Mormon,” I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, having dinner with two top-level elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus a few...

  • Mormon musical from ‘South Park’ creators ‘surprisingly sweet’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 21, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    The Book of Mormon” opens in three days. It’s from the creators of “South Park,” two writers who have definitely had fun at the expense of the Mormon religion.

    The Broadway play has been getting good reviews. It doesn’t pull punches, but it’s also “surprisingly sweets,” writes...

  • Mitt Romney’s “South Park” primary

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    Egypt makes Mitt Romney look good – at least compared to other Republican presidential hopefuls.

    As Egypt’s pro-democracy movement showed its first peaceful signs of life, there was former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee telling a Knesset meeting that the anti-Mubarak protests...