The Book of Mormon Creatives Take Home a Gaggle of Tony Awards
The Book of Mormon Tony Award winners Trey Parker (Best Book,
Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical,
Best Musical), Matt Stone and Robert Lopez (both for Best Book and Best
Original Score) and Casey Nicholaw (Best Direction of a Musical) talk
their shared history as comic provocateurs, how easy it is to lose an
to Phil Collins, a visit to the Mormon Temple for research and
the one flaw in the show that Mormons take issue with, and the unlikely
possibility of Mormon coming to the silver screen.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.