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This whole goddamn article. I just... Just read it. I heard a bootleg of Book of Mormon recently and it was the most incredible thing I've heard in a long time, and if it doesn't run on Broadway for years then there is no justice.

These men and their work and the idea of offensiveness and genuineness and how to get at what's true by laughing at what's ugly and never, ever shying away from how you really feel about something, even when you're wrong, as long as you're smart and sharp and you don't play favorites. As long as there's this ultimate core of goodness in it.

For Parker, who loves to talk about ­Joseph Campbell’s theories of the hero-journey, there’s no real difference between being a Mormon and being a Trekkie. “These people who get up every morning and put on their uniform and adhere to the rules of the Federation, to me that’s just sort of what a Mormon is, and I love that,” he says.

“In that decision to do that is something remarkable,” says Stone.

“To be a really good person,” says Parker.

“That decision to commit your life to certain principles and a certain narrative,” says Stone. “If I wrote a paper on that, I know I’d find inconsistencies.” But for a musical, they can draw whatever lessons they want.


They are seriously such a huge, huge part of who I am, they're two people I'll always deeply respect and always come back to. I think I've loved them long enough that I'd be able to form coherent words if I met them, thank goodness, because I would NEED to tell them how much they meant to me.

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tigermind
Apr. 5th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
Mostly unrelated, but i just wanted to say that i went to school with Josh Gad, and he's an incredible human being, and i am SO proud of him for being in this show.
weyrdchic
Apr. 5th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
I would happily download every bootleg of this show I could find, but the only one I've heard shows that he's DAMN talented. It's awesome you're able to feel the proud mama feeling. It's a glorious, glorious feeling to have.
starryeyedmagic
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm seriously dying to see this. A friend of mine saw it last week and she absolutely raved about it. I'm definitely going to try to go soon.
weyrdchic
Apr. 6th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
There are bootlegs on a Broadway rips comm called on8thavenue, and just. Please go download one and listen, I'm sure so much of the humor is visual but even without it it's just. I need these songs in HQ immediately. The whole thing's amazing.
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