South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are teaming up with a writer of the puppet play Avenue Q to bring Mormon Musical to Broadway.
“Mormon Musical” will start rehearsals next month and star Cheyenne Jackson.
The new show is “hilarious – very acerbic and biting,” said Jackson, whose last Broadway show was “Xanadu.”
It deals with the lives and loves of Mormons and “offends everybody, but [also] does what ‘South Park’ does best, which is by the end, it comes around and has something great to say,” Jackson said. [NY Post]
I’m pretty wary whenever pop culture deals with Mormons because I love making fun of them, and all it would take is one or two A-holes to completely ruin it for me. But Avenue Q is pretty much the best play ever and the Mormon episode of South Park (you can watch the full episode for free here) is one of the most honest (yet still funny) portrayals of Mormons I’ve ever seen. Bottom line, it’s going to be a shame when they outbreed us all. In fact, it’s a travesty that there are so many zombie movies when the Mormon invasion theme is completely untapped. Mormons are scarier than zombies because they smile all the time and have stupid haircuts. Plus they drink pee and consume the flesh of the unborn. So I’ve heard.