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"The Book of Mormon" on Broadway

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Josh Gad, who stars as Elder Cunningham, and Andrew Rannells, who stars as Elder Price, talk about “The Book of Mormon.” Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of “South Park”) and Robert Lopez (the composer and co-creator of “Avenue Q”), the play follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. “The Book of Mormon” is playing at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

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Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells
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Comments [2]

Patrick from Newark

Why didn't the clever South Park writers choose Islam, another far-fetched religion, to satirize? Why is no one asking why Mormons were chosen to make the butt of jokes? Why is no one giving credit to the Mormons for "turning the other cheek" and capitalizing on this silly review? And finally, why isn't someone questioning the idea of "Yes, but will play well in Denver?" as if the East Coast is the holy grail of the....well....holy grail? Leonard, I'd hoped more from you.

Jun. 17 2011 06:15 PM
allen from brooklyn

growing up in a small Idaho town, I can assure you that the Mormon faith is as bullet proof as it is absurd

Apr. 28 2011 12:49 PM

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