South Park Creators Officially Headed To Broadway
Author: Katey Rich
published: 2010-04-15 17:12:58
The secret about the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is that, although it's filthy and juvenile in nearly every way, it's also a classic and perfectly put together Hollywood musical. South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone clearly have great affection for the musical genre, and though another South Park movie is still possible, they're now officially heading the one place their musical love can roam free: Broadway.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the duo's musical now has an official title, The Book of Mormon, and a scheduled opening date of March 2011. They've also brought on board people who know even more about musicals than they do: Jason Moore, the Tony-nominated director of Avenue Q, and Robert Lopez, who actually won the award for the same show. Lopez apparently admits that the South Park movie was a major inspiration for him in putting together the musical, and anyone who has seen both can't be surprised; songs called "The Internet is for Porn" and "Unclefucker" are truly meant to be together.
Parker and Stone's arrival on Broadway is perfect for producers who don't want to gamble on unknown properties-- expect the phrase "South Park" to figure heavily into the marketing materials-- but we know by now to expect pretty much anything from these guys. If Avenue Q didn't do the job of blowing away Broadway's stuffy reputation, these two will surely accomplish it.
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