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Stage review

‘The Book of Mormon’: a testament to song, dance, and lunacy

The tricky thing about being an iconoclast is that you can turn around one day and find you’ve become an icon yourself. It can get a mite awkward when, to paraphrase Pogo, we have met the establishment and he is us.

That’s more or less what has happened to Trey Parker and Matt Stone. After their taboo-toppling ways on Comedy Central’s “South Park’’ made them rich and famous, they ventured into the more decorous arena of the Broadway musical, collaborating with Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q’’) to create “The Book of Mormon’’ — and topple any remaining taboos.

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