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(YouTube)   The 66th Tony Awards kicks off with a piece from Trey Parker & Matt Stone's "The Book Of Mormon", featuring special guest appearances from Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris   (youtube.com) divider line 94
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2012-06-11 11:49:24 AM  
I love The Book of Mormon, but the opening number was better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgFRCw70tA
 
2012-06-11 01:06:53 PM  
How does this work? Book Of Mormon was the big hit last year. You get to keep winning awards year after year?
 
2012-06-11 01:09:17 PM  
"...James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris "

Darth Gayder?
 
2012-06-11 01:11:16 PM  

Crewmannumber6: How does this work? Book Of Mormon was the big hit last year. You get to keep winning awards year after year?


Trolling for ratings.
 
2012-06-11 01:16:13 PM  

Crewmannumber6: How does this work? Book Of Mormon was the big hit last year. You get to keep winning awards year after year?


No, they weren't up for any Tonys this year. They likely were the opening act because the musical won last year.
 
2012-06-11 01:25:12 PM  
"50 Shades of Gay". lol

NPH is awesome.
 
2012-06-11 01:25:22 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7155859/77414711#c77414711" target="_blank">Bathia_Mapes</a>:</b> <i>Crewmannumber6: How does this work? Book Of Mormon was the big hit last year. You get to keep winning awards year after year?

No, they weren't up for any Tonys this year. They likely were the opening act because the musical won last year.</i>

quit giving people logical answers.
 
2012-06-11 01:37:16 PM  
I like that NPH's suit jacket had cuffs
 
2012-06-11 01:39:43 PM  
No 'Blame Canada' medley?
 
2012-06-11 01:46:03 PM  
Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?
 
2012-06-11 01:49:56 PM  
The 66th Tony Awards kicks off with a piece from Trey Parker & Matt Stone's "The Book Of Mormon", featuring special guest appearances from Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris

In other words, we didn't miss anything by not watching the 66th Tony Awards.

Thanks, Subby.
 
2012-06-11 01:53:19 PM  

hubcity: Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?


If only someone had posted that earlier...

Lumpmoose: I love The Book of Mormon, but the opening number was better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgFRCw70tA


Done in one I guess.
 
2012-06-11 01:55:35 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: If only someone had posted that earlier...

Lumpmoose: I love The Book of Mormon, but the opening number was better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgFRCw70tA

Done in one I guess.


D'oh! Boobies dyslexia. It's a curse.
 
2012-06-11 01:56:48 PM  
...aaand the filter-pwning was even funnier.
 
2012-06-11 01:58:42 PM  

hubcity: Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?


That was pretty good.
 
2012-06-11 01:59:21 PM  
thulsa doom is gay? :(
 
2012-06-11 02:06:55 PM  

hubcity: Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?



"Go find your parents..." I lol'd
 
2012-06-11 02:11:49 PM  
I think Andy Richter provided the most insightful review of last years Tony Awards. His comment at the very end of the video cracks me up.

Link
 
2012-06-11 02:29:35 PM  

DoblerMeyer: I think Andy Richter provided the most insightful review of last years Tony Awards. His comment at the very end of the video cracks me up.

Link


Lol!!!!!
 
2012-06-11 02:36:58 PM  

KnowEyeInnTeem: "...James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris "

Darth Gayder?


No one queers out Darth Vader.
 
2012-06-11 02:42:18 PM  

hubcity: Favorite lyric from last night's NPH numbers:

NPH: What if all of your colleagues were hotties
With freakishly flexible bodies
And none of them needed to sleep or eat or pee?

DANCERS: We don't pee!

...aaaand here's yer video: What If Life Were More Like Theatre?


'apropros of nothing, there were complex dance routines' could become an interesting internet meme
 
2012-06-11 02:57:54 PM  
So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.
 
2012-06-11 03:02:23 PM  

Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.


farm4.static.flickr.com

Broadway musicals often feature multiple songs, varying in quality.

More at 11.
 
2012-06-11 03:05:33 PM  

Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.


You sound Mormon.
 
2012-06-11 03:08:16 PM  

Mugato: KnowEyeInnTeem: "...James Earl Jones and Neil Patrick Harris "

Darth Gayder?

No one queers out Darth Vader.


edge.ebaumsworld.com

and/or

img2.timeinc.net
 
2012-06-11 03:14:04 PM  

Shakes999: DoblerMeyer: I think Andy Richter provided the most insightful review of last years Tony Awards. His comment at the very end of the video cracks me up.

Link

Lol!!!!!



indeed
 
2012-06-11 03:30:38 PM  

Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.


Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.
 
2012-06-11 03:47:16 PM  
CSB: Just got back from NYC to see Book of Mormon.

/Was a great show.
 
2012-06-11 03:50:30 PM  

The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.


I agree. I'm not a big musical person but I have the soundtrack and it's great. It's like a more grown up, but still incredibly irreverent version of the musical stuff they do on South Park, and it's the kind of thing where they're able to satirize the genre so well because they clearly have respect for the medium.
 
2012-06-11 03:53:36 PM  

rynthetyn: The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.

I agree. I'm not a big musical person but I have the soundtrack and it's great. It's like a more grown up, but still incredibly irreverent version of the musical stuff they do on South Park, and it's the kind of thing where they're able to satirize the genre so well because they clearly have respect for the medium.


I have a bootleg of the original cast performance during previews. I've shown it to a couple of people who farking hate musicals, but even they enjoyed it.
 
2012-06-11 03:56:28 PM  
Sounds absoLUTELY FAH-Bulous!
 
2012-06-11 04:09:44 PM  

rynthetyn: The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.

I agree. I'm not a big musical person but I have the soundtrack and it's great. It's like a more grown up, but still incredibly irreverent version of the musical stuff they do on South Park, and it's the kind of thing where they're able to satirize the genre so well because they clearly have respect for the medium.


Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis. So I am sure Trey Parker is all about helping and all... the main guy would be Matt Stone IMHO.
 
2012-06-11 04:14:32 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis


Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant
 
2012-06-11 04:16:02 PM  

The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.


Yep. Plus, the song they used last night was likely one of the few ensemble songs that CBS would let them do.
 
2012-06-11 04:20:28 PM  
Tickets for The Book of Mormon touring production at the Pantages in Hollywood went on sale yesterday. I got there a little before the noon on-sale time and the line was huge, stretched around the block. I thought "No way I'm paying $10 parking to stand in that line!" so I went home and tried Ticketbastard and....nothing. Tried a bunch of different days and there was nothing to be had.

Damn, damn, damn and damn.

/Derp, CSB
 
2012-06-11 04:21:36 PM  

The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.


It also does the same thing with Mormonism itself (and religion in general). It highlights the ridiculous origin (All American Prophet) and the more humorously strange beliefs (I Believe) and the psychologically dangerous demands of conformity (Turn It Off, Spooky Mormon Hell Dream), but it also emphasizes the earnest generosity and ambition of its adherents (You and Me, Baptize Me), and the value of even transparently fraudulent religion (Tomorrow is a Latter Day), all while providing an allegory for the formation of Mormon mythology (Making things Up Again/ Joseph Smith American Moses). It is incredibly tight writing and uses the conventions of Musical Theater to explore an important question in an entertaining and humorous way.

Its ...awesome. Just awesome.
 
2012-06-11 04:21:40 PM  

stoli n coke: Yep. Plus, the song they used last night was likely one of the few ensemble songs that CBS would let them do.


I haven't seen the video, what did they do, "Hello?" That or "Two by two" are really the only prime-time, network-appropriate ensemble pieces they could have done.
 
2012-06-11 04:23:17 PM  

The Homer Tax: stoli n coke: Yep. Plus, the song they used last night was likely one of the few ensemble songs that CBS would let them do.

I haven't seen the video, what did they do, "Hello?" That or "Two by two" are really the only prime-time, network-appropriate ensemble pieces they could have done.


They did Hello and started the number in a sort of adorable way backstage.
 
2012-06-11 04:26:27 PM  

Henry Holland: Tickets for The Book of Mormon touring production at the Pantages in Hollywood went on sale yesterday. I got there a little before the noon on-sale time and the line was huge, stretched around the block. I thought "No way I'm paying $10 parking to stand in that line!" so I went home and tried Ticketbastard and....nothing. Tried a bunch of different days and there was nothing to be had.


I was just checking the Book of Mormon tour site and see that they still have tickets available.

Sadly, they won't be making it to DC until July of 2013. Damn you scheduling gods!
 
2012-06-11 05:10:08 PM  

salvador.hardin: The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.

It also does the same thing with Mormonism itself (and religion in general). It highlights the ridiculous origin (All American Prophet) and the more humorously strange beliefs (I Believe) and the psychologically dangerous demands of conformity (Turn It Off, Spooky Mormon Hell Dream), but it also emphasizes the earnest generosity and ambition of its adherents (You and Me, Baptize Me), and the value of even transparently fraudulent religion (Tomorrow is a Latter Day), all while providing an allegory for the formation of Mormon mythology (Making things Up Again/ Joseph Smith American Moses). It is incredibly tight writing and uses the conventions of Musical Theater to explore an important question in an entertaining and humorous way.

Its ...awesome. Just awesome.


So, basically, it's the anti-Saturday's Warrior / Star Child / My Turn on Earth?
 
2012-06-11 05:25:15 PM  
Did they run a train on each other?
 
2012-06-11 05:50:00 PM  

KatjaMouse: Jim from Saint Paul: Matt Stone is a huge fan of Les Mis

Really? You don't say. I never would have guessed that after watching Bigger, Longer, Uncut.

/even Sondheim thought the movie was brilliant


the world needs a Hollywood production of Into the Woods with NPH starring as something ... maybe one of the princes.
 
2012-06-11 06:07:28 PM  

The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.



Book of Mormon is mediocre at best.

I would call it "mildly amusing."

And having them do the opening number at the Tonys was insulting to the shows actually nominated. But of course ratings are more important than ethics.
 
2012-06-11 06:27:20 PM  

T.M.S.: The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.


Book of Mormon is mediocre at best.

I would call it "mildly amusing."

And having them do the opening number at the Tonys was insulting to the shows actually nominated. But of course ratings are more important than ethics.


It's a tradition for last year's winner to do the opening number for this year's show. That way, it kicks off the show with a musical start without appearing to show preference for any of this year's nominees.

You may now resume your manufactured outrage.
 
2012-06-11 06:40:19 PM  

stoli n coke: T.M.S.: The Homer Tax: Moonraper: So... that's the Book of Mormon? That's what all the hype's been circling around?

It looks... awful. Just awful.

Mind you, I've never actually seen the show itself, but I have the soundtrack. It's absolutely fantastic. It manages to not only be essentially a Satire of the "Broadway Musical," but at the same time it's arguably the best "Broadway Musical" in a decade, if not longer.


Book of Mormon is mediocre at best.

I would call it "mildly amusing."

And having them do the opening number at the Tonys was insulting to the shows actually nominated. But of course ratings are more important than ethics.

It's a tradition for last year's winner to do the opening number for this year's show. That way, it kicks off the show with a musical start without appearing to show preference for any of this year's nominees.

You may now resume your manufactured outrage.


I have attended every single Tony Award ceremony for the past 18 years and have no idea what you are talking about.

You may now resume pulling shiat out of your ass.
 
2012-06-11 06:43:52 PM  

stoli n coke: It's a tradition for last year's winner to do the opening number for this year's show. That way, it kicks off the show with a musical start without appearing to show preference for any of this year's nominees.

You may now resume your manufactured outrage.


Damn you and your truth
 
2012-06-11 09:09:40 PM  
The Book of Mormon is playing at the Kennedy Center soon. Worth going for a fan of South Park but not musicals? Is the Kennedy Center a good venue for these kind of shows? I think I'm going to go.
 
2012-06-11 09:28:53 PM  

farkingismybusiness: The Book of Mormon is playing at the Kennedy Center soon. Worth going for a fan of South Park but not musicals? Is the Kennedy Center a good venue for these kind of shows? I think I'm going to go.


Its co-written with the guy who co-wrote Avenue Q. So when I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks - completely going to see it.
 
2012-06-11 09:38:55 PM  

taxandspend: Last year's was much better.


THITH.
 
2012-06-11 09:39:32 PM  

gingerjet: farkingismybusiness: The Book of Mormon is playing at the Kennedy Center soon. Worth going for a fan of South Park but not musicals? Is the Kennedy Center a good venue for these kind of shows? I think I'm going to go.

Its co-written with the guy who co-wrote Avenue Q. So when I'm in NYC in a couple of weeks - completely going to see it.


No you're not unless you got tickets last year. It's sold out 6 months in advance.
 
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