Watch an 11-minute “Book of Mormon” interview

By | August 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm | One comment | Audio/Video | Tags: , , ,

Broadway is no stranger to controversy. Remember the late-1960s show Hair? No stone was left unturned: the show highlighted illegal drugs, profanity, sexuality, and, of course, lots of nudity. Today’s controversial Broadway play, though, is raising eyebrows for different reasons. The Book of Mormon, which won a literal shit ton of Tony Awards and has garnered praise across the board, satirizes the religion with a healthy amount of absurdity. I mean, there’s a character named General Butt-Fucking-Naked. And the whole thing was put together by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who pretty much exist to push the envelope.

In case you’re looking to learn a little more about the cast and how they reacted to the script on first read, you’re in luck. CBS has a lovely couple of interviews with stars Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki James and Rory O’Malley, and they dish about their excitement and their anxieties. And Disney princesses. Take a look!

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    General is based on a real guy, btw. Check it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Butt_Naked You can see doc on him online.