Monday, February 13, 2012

'Book of Mormon' wins Grammy for musical theater

Excerpts of Grammy Awards 2012: 'Book of Mormon' wins for musical theater, LA Times Blogs

"The Book of Mormon," the hit Broadway musical from the creators of "South Park," added to its stash of awards Sunday when it won a Grammy for musical theater album. The cast recording features the original Broadway ensemble, including Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells.
"South Park's" Trey Parker was on hand to accept the award during a pre-show ceremony at Staples Center. "Wow, Mormons are having a great year," he said in reference to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. "They have a Grammy now too."
Parker was joined on stage by Robert Lopez, a 2004 nominee in this category for "Avenue Q." They, with "South Park's" Matt Stone wrote the songs and the book for the musical.
"Mormon" beat out the albums for "Anything Goes" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." ...