`The Book of Mormon` wins best musical Tony Award

New York: "The Book of Mormon" a critical and box-office darling has won the Tony Award for best musical.

A critical and box-office darling, the show was the favorite to take home the night`s biggest crown thanks to a story and song that both poked fun and honored Broadway`s history.

About two Mormon missionaries who find more than they bargain for in Uganda, the musical was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central`s irreverent "South Park," and Robert Lopez, co-creator of the equally irreverent Tony Award-winning musical "Avenue Q."

It beat out "Catch Me If You Can," "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Sister Act."

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