To the surprise of absolutely no one, The Book of Mormon cleaned up at the Tony Awards, winning the award for Best Musical, among others. Having actually seen it, I can report that The Book of Mormon deserves these awards – it’s a daring production, on pretty much every level, one that both embraces and satirizes its populist ambitions, without remotely blunting its enraged edges. The music, while perhaps a bit uneven, contains a couple of truly inspired numbers. The jokes are frequently hilarious, even if the humor, just like that of South…

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