"The Simpsons" Episode, With Music by Book of Mormon's Robert Lopez, to Air April 29
18 Apr 2012
A new song by Tony Award-winning Avenue Q and Book of Mormon songwriter Robert Lopez will be featured on the April 29 episode of "The Simpsons."
In an interview with Playbill.com last fall, Lopez broke the news of his work with "The Simpsons" writers on an original song for the long-running animated series. Lopez confirmed to Playbill.com that the upcoming episode is titled "A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again."
According to Fox, "Cruise ship entertainment director Rowan (guest voice Steve Coogan) entertains the ship's passengers with a song that causes Bart to realize their vacation won't last forever." Treat Williams is also one of the guest stars.
Last fall Lopez and his Tony-winning Book of Mormon collaborators – "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone – reunited for a special theatre-themed episode of "South Park" titled "Broadway Bro Down."
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