Will Matt Stone-Trey Parker-Robert Lopez Musical Book of Mormon Arrive on Broadway in March?

By Andrew Gans
03 Sep 2010

Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The new musical comedy Book of Mormon will arrive on Broadway in March 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, according to the New York Post.

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 the New York daily, "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."



A recent backers' audition featured Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad as the young Mormons. The Post says many who attended the audition were doubled over with laughter.

No official announcement about the production has been made.