THE SCREENING ROOM: "South Park" Hits the Great White Way in "Broadway Bro Down" (Video)

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Tony Award winner Robert Lopez reunited with his Book of Mormon collaborators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. This time, the Mormon team brought "South Park" to Broadway in an episode entitled "Broadway Bro Down," written by the trio.

Lopez, also a Tony winner for Avenue Q, recently talked to Playbill.com about the Oct. 26 episode that was broadcast on Comedy Central. "It was a little bit nerve-wracking to be honest," said Lopez about writing the episode. "We kept coming up with ideas, then ten minutes later we had another idea, and so on. So it felt like we were never going to settle on a story. But by the end of the day, we knew we had something cool and funny to write about."

In “Broadway Bro Down,” according to the series website, “Sharon is thrilled that Randy is making an effort to do more things that she enjoys. But, after he takes her to see a hit musical in Denver, Randy becomes Broadways biggest fan. Sharon is whisked away to New York and treated to every musical on the Great White Way.”

In the Broadway-themed episode, which featured musical performances from the animated "South Park" characters, tributes were paid to Wicked, Cats, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, Anything Goes, Godspell, Les Miserables and Sunday in the Park With George, among others.

"South Park" creators Parker and Stone authored the Tony-winning hit musical Book of Mormon with Avenue Q songwriter Lopez. The Book of Mormon earned Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical.

To watch the “South Park: Broadway Bro Down” episode, click here.

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