New Musical Book of Mormon to Play Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre

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The new musical comedy Book of Mormon will begin previews February 24, 2011, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Opening night is scheduled for March 24.

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 an executive at Comedy Central, the network that airs "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."

Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

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