"Book of Mormon" musical leads Tony nominations

by | May 03, 2011

Arts & Entertainment

"The Book of Mormon," a musical comedy skewering many classes of people, was nominated for 14 Tony Awards on Tuesday, potentially making it the most celebrated Broadway show since "The Producers" won 12 of 15 nominations in 2001.

The show from the creators of television's animated satire "South Park" and the previous Broadway hit "Avenue Q" has won critical acclaim and sold-out houses with the story of Mormon missionaries in Africa. It has skirted significant criticism about racial and religious insensitivity by virtue of its humor.
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