The Book of Mormon
Nov 28 2009, 06:23 AM
Joined: 30-August 06
Member No.: 1,955
South Park's creators to make Mormon musical for Broadway
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are cooking up a musical which will poke fun at Mormons.
The Broadway musical, which has the working title Mormon Musical, will be based on the unconventional lifestyles of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Utah-based church was a key member of a religious coalition which formed to convince the Californian electorate to vote against legalising gay marriage recently.
Cheyenne Jackson, a gay actor who played in the September 11 film United 93, told the New York Post that he had accepted the lead role in the film.
He said: "It's hilarious: very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody, but does what South Park does best, which is [that] by the end it comes around and has something great to say."
He added: "I play the main missionary, Elder something."
Stone and Parker are well known for taking no prisoners with their cartoon, ridiculing everyone and everything from Saddam Hussein to Starbucks.
South Park, about a group of children growing up in a small Colorado town, put cable channel Comedy Central on the map with its satirical take on American life.
It is now in its twelfth year and Stone and Parker are contracted to produce episodes until 2011.
Parker told the LA Times on Tuesday: "We always said, when we feel like we don't want to write the show any more, ourselves, then it's time to end the show."
Apr 30 2012, 10:55 AM
Joined: 1-August 06
Member No.: 1,832
The Book of Mormon facebook page posted a rare negative review of the show :o
Those who don't follow them, it can be read
For a review that's bashing this obvious work of awesomeness, it's actually pretty good. To me it kind of seems like the critic actually 'got' the show but just felt like showing off what a smart ass and how knowledgeable he is about the facts of the Mormon religion. I appreciate what he says. But then again, just how deep, factual, objective and philosophical are Broadway shows in general...? That's not really the point of them, is it?
|Lo-Fi Version||Time is now: 20th May 2013 - 12:49 PM|