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The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 12:04 pm OfflineSite Admin
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Thu May 20, 2004 7:52 am2362The Internet
THE BOOK OF MORMON
A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
FROM THE CREATORS OF “SOUTH PARK,”
TO PREMIERE ON BROADWAY IN MARCH, 2011

BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TREY PARKER, MATT STONE and ROBERT LOPEZ

DIRECTED BY JASON MOORE and TREY PARKER

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"THE BOOK OF MORMON", a new original musical comedy from “South Park”
creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and /Avenue Q/ composer and
co-creator Robert Lopez, will premiere on Broadway in March, 2011.
The world premiere will be directed by Jason Moore and Trey Parker.

Parker and Stone’s landmark animated television series “South Park”
celebrates its 200th episode this week. “South Park” premiered on
Comedy Central in 1997. Parker and Stone have won four Emmy Awards and
a Peabody Award for the controversial, critically acclaimed series.

Their credits also include the critically acclaimed films, South
Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police.

The team co-wrote the musical numbers for /South Park: Bigger, Longer
and Uncut/. The film’s accomplished and outrageous score surprised and
delighted critics and audiences. Parker received an Academy Award
nomination for Best Song for his music and lyrics for “Blame Canada”
from the musical’s score. The New York Film Critics Circle also
honored /South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut/ with the organization’s
first award ever presented for Best Animated Film.

Parker and Stone make their Broadway musical writing debut with THE
BOOK OF MORMON.

"Growing up in Colorado, a lot of our friends were Mormons and we
always thought their book would make a great musical,” Parker and
Stone said. “We loved /Avenue Q/ and are having a blast working with
Bobby Lopez. Having a show on Broadway is a dream come true for us and
we can't wait to share THE BOOK OF MORMON with everyone."

Robert Lopez is co-creator, composer and lyricist for Avenue Q,
which won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and received a
Grammy nomination for its Original Cast Album. Avenue Q played for
six years on Broadway and is currently running Off-Broadway and in
London.

“It has been such a thrill to get to work with two guys I've always
admired so much, Matt Stone and Trey Parker,” Lopez said. “Their
“South Park” movie musical is beloved within the Broadway community
– it was certainly one of my biggest influences writing Avenue Q.
It's been a lot of work and a lot of laughs, and I'm so excited by the
show. It really is in many senses a big traditional musical comedy,
with, as you might expect, untraditional subject matter. I can't wait
to see how Broadway audiences are going to react when they experience
it.”

Jason Moore has been represented on Broadway with Avenue Q, Steel
Magnolias and Shrek, The Musical. He directed Jerry Springer: The
Opera at Carnegie Hall. His Off-Broadway credits include Avenue Q
(New World Stages, Vineyard), Speech and Debate (Roundabout),
Guardians (the Culture Project), The Crumple Zone.

THE BOOK OF MORMON will be produced by Scott Rudin and Anne
Garefino.

Theater, cast and additional creative team will be announced at a
later date.
Re: The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 12:08 pm Offline
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:20 pm5070
nall wrote:
Theater, cast and additional creative team will be announced at a
later date.


I'll be watching for the play, nall. Please keep us posted in this thread :D

I will definitely be getting tickets for this :D
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Some of us knew about this yesterday. :)
Re: The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm Offline
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Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:27 pm1
I will be there as soon as it comes out. Cant wait! :D
Re: The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 6:44 pm Offline
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:33 pm218
Aww, I won't be able to see it :(
I just hope that they will get clips of their performance and put it on a "Book of Mormon's" site or something...
Re: The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 9:48 pm Offline
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Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:44 pm0
this is wrong, to make fun of a sacred book like is perverted and wrong, it dosnt matter if you believe it or not, you should have respect for thing like this.
Re: The Book of Mormon PostWed Apr 14, 2010 10:46 pm Offline
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Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:31 pm1
i hope that was sarcasm because if you believe its wrong to make fun of mormons you should not be on this website. Have you ever seen the show? they make fun of EVERYTHING. Thomas Jefferson once said "irreverance is the champion of liberty" no one should have to respect anyone else's beliefs or ideals that is a part of our freedom. Also I am very happy trey and matt are expanding their media outlets. Broadway just seems a perfect fit for them half the episodes are basically musicals anyway and i love basically every song they have done. Cant wait.
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Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:51 pm4292San Jose, California
macfunatic wrote:
this is wrong, to make fun of a sacred book like is perverted and wrong, it dosnt matter if you believe it or not, you should have respect for thing like this.


Your mother is a sacred book.

Seriously, dude. Don't like it? Don't watch it.

I can't wait to see it. I don't think Mormons are parodied enough.
Re: The Book of Mormon PostThu Apr 15, 2010 2:13 pm Offline
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Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:52 pm8921Shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque...
Dum dum dum dum dummmmm!

:lol:

Oh, this oughtta be interesting!
Re: The Book of Mormon PostThu Apr 15, 2010 3:01 pm Offline
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Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:55 pm0
:lol: As a Mormon with a since of humor I think it would be funny. I wouldn't go see it but I'd watch some clips online.
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Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:43 pm18774I was over nah, but now I'm over heah.
Hey, who's that guy standing behind m&t at the Golden Globs?
Re: The Book of Mormon PostFri Apr 16, 2010 6:24 am Offline
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I have a book around here somewhere that looks like an official "Book Of Mormon," but it is a book that goes over the real book line by line and critiques it. The book is called: "The Book Of Mormon?" I should look around here for it again and see what it really is. All I remember about that book is that we have it. Now I really want to know what it is. I wonder if MnT are using that book: The Book Of Mormon? as part of their plot for their play?

Congratulations on making a musical comedy, MnT, and I hope clips of it will be shown here at SPS :)
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Re: The Book of Mormon PostFri Apr 16, 2010 10:08 am Offline
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Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:16 pm0
As I Mormon I can't say I'm thrilled they are going to parody the book I based my entire religious beliefs on. But South Park make fun of every religion so why should I be excluded? I've seen what the South Park creators do and I know all they want to do is make people laugh. I can already tell they aren't going to make this a mean spirited show. I just hope they show "some" reverance for my beliefs and realize that most Mormons are kind hearted people.
Re: The Book of Mormon PostFri Apr 16, 2010 9:14 pm Offline
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Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:48 pm0
What an excellent way of looking at things... thanks for sharing!

SgtWinkles wrote:
As I Mormon I can't say I'm thrilled they are going to parody the book I based my entire religious beliefs on. But South Park make fun of every religion so why should I be excluded? I've seen what the South Park creators do and I know all they want to do is make people laugh. I can already tell they aren't going to make this a mean spirited show. I just hope they show "some" reverance for my beliefs and realize that most Mormons are kind hearted people.
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macfunatic wrote:
this is wrong, to make fun of a sacred book like is perverted and wrong, it dosnt matter if you believe it or not, you should have respect for thing like this.


From what I've read, the musical isn't going to be a bash on Mormons. It's just an informative (and possibly even eye-opening) comedy, not a satirical movie that will ridicule the Book of Mormon or the Mormon people.

And if you don't approve of something, you shouldn't be forced to respect it, anyway. That's how we improve ourselves and our communities, is by speaking up and having our own opinions that we can share. You can't make anything better if you just sit by and let people say or do something, just for the sake of showing respect.

I may not be the most avid Mormon, but I am one, nonetheless, and I think that what Matt and Trey are doing is amazing. I personally think it will open people's eyes up to Mormonism, and show that we're not all perfect, stuck up people who think drinking coffee and banning polygamy is blasphemous.

And kudos to all the other Mormons out there who have an open mind and aren't afraid to show it.

For all of you against this, I must ask... Why are you even here?
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