The Book of Mormon musical by South Park creators West End bound?
It’s their first Broadway musical and it’s a smash! South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written an hilarious new musical about a pair of teenage Mormon boys sent on a mission to a dangerous part of Uganda to spread the word. The show is written with Tony Award-winning Avenue Q writer Robert Lopez and is a riot of song and dance numbers mixed with profanity and outrage!
But far from offending, The Book of Mormon is being embraced by all – including Mormons, and Trey reveals to the Times today that he hopes to bring the show to London as well as tour the US.
Heavily praised last week by the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who said that the show is “so good it makes me f**king angry”, it manages to be mocking, outrageous and satirical but is also well researched, humane and surprisingly moral.
- Show: The Book of Mormon
- Written by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
- First premiered: Eugene O’Neill Theatre, New York
- Director: Trevy Parker, Casey Nicholaw
- London Theatre: TBC
- Date: TBC
Source: The Times (16/03/11)
16 March 2011