South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are moving from the screen to the stage with a new musical called Book of Mormon. It will be directed by Casey Nicholaw, who received a Tony nomination for The Drowsy Chaperone. They also collaborated with Robert Lopez, the co-creator, composer and lyricist for Avenue Q. So this thing’s got some real-deal Broadway people behind it. Here’s the synopsis:
The new musical tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. Their tale is told in parallel with the story of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.