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Postcard from Broadway: ‘The Book of Mormon’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

In the world of The Book of Mormon, Jesus has a Southern accent and flowing blond hair. In the world of The Book of Mormon, Orlando is the most glorious place on earth. In the world of The Book of Mormon, a song called “I Am Africa” is sung by the whitest boys you have ever seen.

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‘Book of Mormon, ‘Scottsboro Boys’ lead Tony nominations

The Book of Mormon, the impudent hit musical by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, has won 14 Tony nominations, the most for any Broadway production in the 2010-2011 season.

In nominations announced this morning, that show was followed closely by 12 nominations for The Scottsboro Boys, a serious musical by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, creators of Cabaret and Chicago, which ran on Broadway for only six weeks last fall.

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