(Patrick Healy’s article appeared in The New York Times, 6/12.)

A fish-out-of-water tale of missionaries in war-torn Africa, “Mormon” brought an exuberant irreverence to Broadway that seemed to rub off on the Tonys as a whole. Sunday’s broadcast, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, featured a “did they really say that?” comic opener that was edgier than usually seen at the staid ceremony — a song-and-dance number arguing that Broadway, with its con artists, Mormons and nuns this season, is “not just for gays anymore.” And it ended with Chris Rock, a star of the nominated play “The ____________ With a Hat,” suggesting before presenting the best musical prize that a “Mormon” victory was a foregone conclusion.

via www.nytimes.com

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