I was in the audience for the second performance of The false start, personal apology from the director and Trey Parker and Matt Stone sitting sixth row center all only added to the wild enthusiasm of the audience. We knew the show would be a hit. I wondered what number they'd do at the Tony's.
My assumption is that it will be the most benign of the show. "Hello," the opening number, is set at a mission training center in Salt Lake City where young Mormons are learning to missionize door-to-door. Scott Brown agrees:
I can dream that the the Tonycast will include The Book of Mormon's "Hasa Diga Eebowai," the category favorite's most talked-about number, which contains a helpful suggestion for the Supreme Being that might be anatomically impossible, even for Him. But considering the extreme de-crass-ification of past broadcasts, it seems unlikely that CBS will allow tuneful, good-natured blasphemy on its Tiffany air (yes, the same crystalline ether that, until recently, transmitted Charlie Sheen). Full-contact God-cursing just isn't easily bleepable. The show's medley will most likely open with Mormon’s doorbell-ringing opening number, “Hello!” Later, we're told there'll be a number anchored by Best Actor in a Musical nom Andrew Rannells. (I believe it'll be “I Believe," but don't make me swear on the Bible.)
An excellent CBS Sunday Morning report on the Book of Mormon includes discussion of that most talked-about number, "Hasa Diga Eebowai":
The Tony's will be live-blogged here. FiveThirtyEight looks at just how much a Tony is worth. Fresh Air did an interview with Parker and Stone on the show. Kevin Fallon says watch even if you've never been to a Broadway show.