The Book of Mormon Rocks Newsstands and the Cover of Newsweek (Photo)

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The Book of Mormon, the musical with the most Tony nominations this season, officially opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre March 24 and stars Andrew Rannells (Jersey Boys) and Josh Gad ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") as an unlikely pair of Mormon missionaries. Besides rocking the nomination list, the Mormon stars also rock the cover of Newsweek with a feature story entitled, "Mormons Rock!"


On the cover of the current Newsweek, Rannells body meets the head of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney — a Mormon. "Mormons Rock!" goes into detail about how the Mormon faith is being viewed through the eyes of political figures, the eyes of the general public and the eyes of Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez.

Mormon, by Emmy Award-winning “South Park” creators Parker and Stone and Avenue Q Tony Award winner Lopez, follows two Mormons as they venture from Salt Lake City to AIDS-ravaged Uganda in the hopes of converting villagers with the story of Joseph Smith and the founding of the Mormon Church. The problem is, only one of them has actually read the book.

To see the full article, click here or hit the newsstands for your copy of Newsweek.

"Look, ma! My body with Mitt's head on the cover of Newsweek!" says Mormon star Rannells via his Twitter account. Here's the cover:
The Book of Mormon


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