Broadway is about to get controversial AND HIGHlarious!
Back in September, we were excited to hear that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's religious satire The Book of Mormon was scheduled to premiere on Broadway on March 24.
Now, we're SO excited to announce that previews for the musical about "a pair of teenage Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda, where they confront war, famine and AIDS" will start THIS THURSDAY!
Oddly enough, Matt stone says the musical is pro-faith:
"…I mean, (Mormon) is a pro-faith musical. People may say, 'What?!' But that's what it's meant to be."
More from Stone:
"We can have a lot of fun at the Mormons' expense, because there's stuff in their religion that may seem silly to outsiders. But these are really nice people who believe what they do wholeheartedly. And that leads us to ask, well, what do you believe in, and what's goofy about that?"
Here's a statement that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued with regards to the play:
"The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening [but that Mormon scripture] will change people's lives forever."
And here's what Stone had to say in response:
"Those guys just kill us with kindness every time. Their response to our South Park episode (on Smith) was basically the same: 'Look, you're free to do what you want.' It's so big-hearted and fundamentally American."
Ha! Now we're REALLY intrigued by this musical…especially after Matt Stone said it's a "pro-faith musical." Inneresting way to describe a Mormon-themed play by the South Park guys…
Are U excited for this play? Do U think it will, in fact, be "pro-faith?"
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