You have got to be fucking kidding me. If there is any show that doesn’t need more publicity, it’s The fucking Book of Mormon. They got their performance slot and all their awards last year.
I think it’s absurd that shows that aren’t currently eligible for Tonys are being permitted to perform. I’m actually tempted to skip the telecast.
Also, don’t think I’m hating on Book of Mormon. I love the show and desperately want to see it. Its cast recording is one of the three funniest cast recordings I’ve ever heard. But that doesn’t mean I want to see them on the Tonys again.
This isn’t about giving publicity to Book of Mormon. This is about having a recognizable hot commodity right at the start of the show so that anyone who’s flipping channels might catch it, be intrigued, and stick around to see what else is to come.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I was invited to give the sermon this Shabbat at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA for their Pride Shabbat. If you’d like to read what I had to say, it’s behind the cut.
…like I’m in college again. Old habits die hard. I hope this still makes sense in the morning when I have to deliver it in front of a congregation. If I don’t hate it in the light of day, I’ll post it here tomorrow. But first, to bed.
…which can only be described as “the mood of listen to dozens of covers of ‘Roxanne’ in a row.”
So far I’ve hit the version from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, which was so bad I turned it off in the middle; George Michael (from his so-bad-it’s-great American Songbook collection); Sting himself backed by a symphony, and Fall Out Boy. Who knows how long this will continue.