South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written a script, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical which opens in March 2011. The musical called “Book of Mormon” will be directed by Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (director for The Drowsy Chaperone) and collaborated with Broadway vet Robert Lopez (composer and lyricist for Avenue Q). So it’s got some hard hitting right off the bat, but I doubt we ever expected less from the South Park creators.
The new musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. Their tale is told in parallel with the story of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I can only assume this will be hilarious. A wet-dream for any comedy nerd. [via]