Potential Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has not shied away from discussing his Mormon beliefs on the campaign trail. Earlier this year the former Massachusetts governor's face was even digitally added to poster art of Broadway's Tony-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, for the cover of Newsweek. So is Romney interested in seeing the raunchy musical hit from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone?
“I actually encouraged the guys that did that play, The Book of Mormon, because I thought that’d be really helpful,” Romney recently joked with The New York Times about raising awareness of the religion. “I do want to see it, sure,” he said. “It’s a Tony Award winner, big phenomenon—yeah, I want to see it someday, but I don’t have a lot of time for Broadway shows.”
Co-directed by Parker and Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon features a score by Parker, Stone and Robert Lopez. The musical follows two young Mormon missionaries who quickly learn their training in Salt Lake City didn't quite prepare them for their mission work in Uganda. The show opened on March 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and earned nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.