So, by now you’ve all heard about The Book of Mormon on Broadway.
Winner of 9 Tony awards, including Best Musical. Recipient of nary a bad review.
Well, get ready.
Obviously, I’m not gonna trash the show. I’ve seen it twice. It was a religious experience…the good kind.
What I do want to complain about is the barrage of celebrity backstage visits at BOM — with accompanying pics that get tweeted out into the stratosphere ad nauseam.
Case in point: Katie Couric went to see BOM recently. Early the next morning, she was tweeting all about it, with a link to a photo of her with the entire cast on stage. And is she holding a rose as well?
Talk about overkill.
Even the BOM producers bragged when Oprah descended upon the show this past Saturday night. They immediately posted pics on their Facebook page.
Show lead Andrew Rannells tweeted out a snap with the goddess herself and Gayle, saying “I have no words for this.”
Well…isn’t that special.
Now, I get as star struck as the next person, but in this instance, I have to cry FOUL.
Ever since the show was declared “the musical of the century” by The New York Times, BOM tix have been near impossible to procure by mere mortals like you and me. Celebs are a different story altogether.
If anything, the backstage and onstage photos ops should be given to Joe and Jane Nobody — not the folks who are already breathing the rarefied air in the premium seats.
Come on, BOM — God is watching.