The new Broadway show, The Book of Mormon, opened on Thursday to rave reviews and has immediately become one of the hottest ticket on the Great White Way. Since the show is written and produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the guys who brought us South Park, the project had been met with intrigue from its onset; now, though, thanks to all the accolades, some are second-guessing whether the show is so controversial after all. Mormons have even reportedly been fans of the show.
Larger questions still loom. As Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, who both happen to be Mormons, consider presidential runs in 2012, what's "unclear is how the Mormon faith will play" in the run-up to the election, reports USA Today. With HBO's Big Love series finale last weekend and this new Mormon musical, is America warming up to Mormonism?
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