Sunday night, “The Book of Mormon” Broadway musical swept the Tony Awards, as expected. Of its 14 nominations, it ultimately won 9 Tonys, including best musical, score, book, direction and featured actress. When the musical’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker (of South Park fame) accepted the awards last night, they thanked Joseph Smith. “He couldn’t be here tonight,” they joked, “but—you did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!”
Andrew Rannells sang “I Believe”, probably the least profane song from “The Book of Mormon.” The performance was the highlight of the Tonys. Enjoy.
An animated beat poem by the talented Aussie atheist Tim Minchin.
Comedian/musician Tim Minchin’s religious satire is top-notch. I would dare count it among Monty Python’s stuff. Consider his latest song:
The early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Vogue says the musical is hilarious and irreverent, but “it’s dirty little secret is its big heart.”