South Park Does Broadway!

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According to Broadway World, the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are penning a new musical comedy that pokes fun at Mormonsim.  The music will be written by Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, and Casey Nicholaw is set to choreograph.  Previews of The Book of Mormon start February 24, 2011, but a cast has yet to be announced.

You might be wondering what Trey and Matt know about writing a musical.  Actually, quite a bit.  Do you remember their movie, South Park:  Bigger, Longer, and Uncut?  Well the song from that movie, “Blame Canada.” was actually nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.  Since it first aired, South Park has won four Emmys and a Peabody award.

And they’ve got a great team behind them on this.  Robert Lopez is not only the composer of Avenue Q, but also a co-creator and lyricist.  The musical won the 2004 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, and even scored a Grammy for the cast album.  Casey Nicholaw has been nominated for a Tony twice for her work on Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Drowsy Chaperone.

So, while I’m sure everyone will be offended, you’ve gotta admit that this show has a good shot of being pretty good.  If it’s half as funny as the South Park episode, “All About the Mormons, ” we’ve got a winner on our hands.  I’ll keep you posted on how the show’s coming along.  In the meantime, remember this bad boy from the Mormon episode?

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Will you watch The Book of Mormon?  Or do you think this sounds “dumb?” Leave your thoughts below!

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