Wow. It looks like there was a short supply of good musicals and plays. I find
it doubtful that "The Book of Mormon" musical is really worthy of a
Best Musical Tony Award. Sheesh.
Dear Gem2477: It'd be natural to wonder if YOU have seen "The Book of
Mormon: the Musical." Especially since you are condeming the Tony
organization for its professional opinion -- whose nominating committee HAS seen
the show. When one production receives 14 Tony awards, tying the record for
largest number of nominations, you'd think that the question on the Tony
nomination committee was not if there was a short supply of good musicals. We
each have the right to an opinion, but opinions with knowledge are more
respected. At the very least, after you have seen the show you can speak with
greater authority on why this show has been honored by the Tonys, the Drama Desk
organization and other award committees -- and many professional reviewers.
Dear JustSoYouKnow: How do you know I haven't seen the show? No musical that is
profane and obscene or makes fun of someone's beliefs can be considered a
quality musical. Obscenity is used when you can't come up with anything better
to say and want to take the cheap way out. There would be major outcry if there
was a musical like this one about Muslims or Jews. My point was the
"professional reviewers" and "award committees" care more
for how obscene the show is and the shock value more than if it is actually
good. I have noticed that this has been going on for several years. I don't see
these guys as really credible.