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Hookers! Joseph Smith! Bumblebees! Best Mormon Moments at the 2011 Tony Awards

Hookers! Joseph Smith! Bumblebees! Best Mormon Moments at the 2011 Tony Awards

The Book of Mormon proved to be "God's Favorite Musical" at the 2011 Tony Awards, taking home nine trophies, including Best Musical. The show's dominance could have turned the Tony telecast into a Mormon snoozefest, but the source material and clever jokes helped the ceremony maintain a heavenly momentum. Take a look below at our five favorite Mormon ...

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A 5, 6, 7, 8! Counting Off the Top Five Neil Patrick Harris Tony Moments

A 5, 6, 7, 8! Counting Off the Top Five Neil Patrick Harris Tony Moments

From the moment Neil Patrick Harris uttered his first line as host of the 2011 Tony Awards, “Good evening. I’m teen heartthrob Neil Patrick Harris,” the tone was set for a seriously speedy and side-splitting awards show. From the opening number to the finale rap, the evening flew by as the popular song-and-dance man broke out his comedy guns ...

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Dancing Nuns, Swinging Sailors and Raining Men: We Rate the 2011 Tony Award Performances

Dancing Nuns, Swinging Sailors and Raining Men: We Rate the 2011 Tony Award Performances

Sure, it's fun to see which stars take home Tony Awards on Broadway's biggest night, but for many viewers, the most exciting moments come when casts from the competing musicals take the stage. The performances provide a huge opportunity for shows to showcase themselves to ticket-buyers across the country. Not only did the 2011 telecast feature songs from ...

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Set the Tony Table: Prepping for Broadway’s Biggest Party Night

Set the Tony Table: Prepping for Broadway’s Biggest Party Night

While Broadway.com staffers are (happily!) hunched over our computers on the evening of June 12, the rest of theater-loving America will be raising a glass at Tony Awards parties. With a little inspiration from this year’s nominated shows, we've put together a menu, from pre-party passables to a final nightcap. Mark your ballots, place your bets and ...

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Bottoms Up! Broadway.com's Official 2011 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Bottoms Up! Broadway.com's Official 2011 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Not to get all frat boy on you, but there are some things that deserve a drinking game, and the 2011 Tony Awards is one of them. Of course, we at Broadway.com don't really need an excuse to booze it up (tequila, limes and salt may or may not be standard issue here), but three hours of watching ...

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Squigs Salutes Every 2011 Tony Nominee in an Epic Drawing!

Squigs Salutes Every 2011 Tony Nominee in an Epic Drawing!

It’s been a fabulous season on Broadway, and our resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson has been on the scene each week, capturing the essence of the shows and stars for Broadway.com readers. In honor of the 2011 Tony Awards, Squigs produced a very special portrait that includes every acting nominee, plus salutes to Best Play hopeful War Horse ...

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Tony-Nominated Book of Mormon Co-Director Casey Nicholaw on Teaming With Trey Parker and Making Mormons Dance

Tony-Nominated Book of Mormon Co-Director Casey Nicholaw on Teaming With Trey Parker and Making Mormons Dance

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After delighting family audiences with the happy-go-lucky musical adaptation of the holiday film Elf earlier this season, director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw switched gears to deliver Broadway’s foul-mouthed, decidedly adult runaway hit The Book of Mormon. Nicholaw, who co-directed the musical alongside composer and South Park creator Trey Parker, recently scored a pair of Tony nominations for ...

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Squigs Delivers a Commanding Portait of Mark Rylance and the Cast of Jerusalem

Squigs Delivers a Commanding Portait of Mark Rylance and the Cast of Jerusalem

Tony winner Mark Rylance is giving a tour de force performance as the larger-than-life Johnny "Rooster" Byron in the Tony-nominated play Jerusalem, so it's more than fitting that Broadway'com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Johnson has immortalized Rylance's colorful acting in a new portrait. Sporting a kaiser helmet, Rylance is joined by his ragtag group of co-stars ...

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