The new musical comedy Book of Mormon will begin previews Feb. 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for March 24. The 22-member cast will be announced shortly.
Mormon was penned by "South Park" co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Avenue Q Tony winner Robert Lopez. Parker will co-direct the production with The Drowsy Chaperone's Casey Nicholaw, who is also choreographing.
Lead producers are Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino; the latter is the executive producer of "South Park."
Book of Mormon, according to a recent New York Post story, "follows two young Mormon missionaries who are shipped off to a dangerous part of Uganda to spread the good word. Their adventures are told alongside the story of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church."