South Park's creators to make Mormon musical for Broadway

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South Park's creators to make Mormon musical for Broadway

Postby GregW » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:25 am

Has this already been posted?
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are cooking up a musical which will poke fun at Mormons.

The Broadway musical, which has the working title Mormon Musical, will be based on the unconventional lifestyles of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

The Utah-based church was a key member of a religious coalition which formed to convince the Californian electorate to vote against legalising gay marriage recently.

Cheyenne Jackson, a gay actor who played in the September 11 film United 93, told the New York Post that he had accepted the lead role in the film.

He said: "It's hilarious: very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody, but does what South Park does best, which is [that] by the end it comes around and has something great to say."

He added: "I play the main missionary, Elder something."

Stone and Parker are well known for taking no prisoners with their cartoon, ridiculing everyone and everything from Saddam Hussein to Starbucks.

South Park, about a group of children growing up in a small Colorado town, put cable channel Comedy Central on the map with its satirical take on American life.

It is now in its twelfth year and Stone and Parker are contracted to produce episodes until 2011.

Parker told the LA Times on Tuesday: "We always said, when we feel like we don't want to write the show any more, ourselves, then it's time to end the show."

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Re: South Park's creators to make Mormon musical for Broadway

Postby superiorsavior » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:53 pm

Good to see another brit on this site, but it has been osted before. I hear matt and trey arn't actually the directrs/writers of this, just helpers. Hope they cameo though, it's highly unlikely.
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Re: South Park's creators to make Mormon musical for Broadway

Postby CWMig11ty » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:34 pm

I really want to see this... when's it coming out?

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