Friday, April 16, 2010

South Park and Avenue Q Creators Bringing Mormon Musical to Broadway

Posted by on Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM

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Earlier this year when news broke that South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez would premiere a stage musical in New York, the theater blogs said it would be Off-Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop, but according to ArtsBeat the trio's The Book of Mormon will open at an as yet unspecified Broadway theater in March 2011. The musical will reportedly juxtapose the experiences of two young Mormon missionaries (as in the opening of Orgazmo) with the story of church founder and crazy person Joseph Smith. The latter was the subject of a classic South Park episode (watch a clip after the jump), which probably gives a good sense of what we can expect. Dum dum dum dum dum...

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