The Book of Mormon at Eugene O’Neill Theatre from 24 Feb
The Book Of Mormon, a new original musical comedy from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer and co-creator Robert Lopez, will open on Broadway on 24 Mar 2011, following previews from 24 Feb 2011.
The world premiere will be choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone,) and co-directed by Nicholaw and Trey Parker.
Nicholaw takes over the role of director from Jason Moore, who was originally announced to be the show's director in the musical's first press release in April 2010. There has been no reason provided for Moore's replacement.
Parker and Stone’s landmark animated television series “South Park” celebrates its 200th episode this week. "South Park” premiered on Comedy Central in 1997. Parker and Stone have won four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for the controversial, critically acclaimed series.
Their credits also include the films, "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" and "Team America: World Police."
The team co-wrote the musical numbers for "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut." Parker received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for his music and lyrics for “Blame Canada” from the musical’s score. The New York Film Critics Circle also honored "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" with the organization’s first award ever presented for Best Animated Film.
Parker and Stone make their Broadway musical writing debut with The Book Of Mormon.
Robert Lopez is co-creator, composer and lyricist for 'Avenue Q,' which won 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and received a Grammy nomination for its Original Cast Album. Avenue Q played for six years on Broadway and is currently running Off-Broadway and in London.
Casey Nicholaw (Director & Choreographer) received a 2006 Tony-nomination for Best Direction and Choreography for 'The Drowsy Chaperone' and 2005 Tony-nomination for Best Choreography for 'Monty Python’s Spamalot,' directed by Mike Nichols. Nicholaw is both directing and chreographing the upcoming Broadway family musical 'Elf.'
The Book Of Mormon will be produced by Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino.
Casting and additional creative team will be announced at a later date.