April 14th, 2010
10:34 AM ET
Obviously, Trey Parker and Matt Stone - the creators and driving forces of "South Park" - need new worlds to conquer. They've already done TV, movies ("South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" and "Team America: World Police") and off-Broadway theater ("Cannibal! The Musical," adapted from Parker's student film).
Next on their list: Broadway.
The pair are teaming up with "Avenue Q" composer and co-creator Robert Lopez for "The Book of Mormon," a new musical scheduled to hit the Great White Way in March 2011.
The musical is based on the Book of Mormon, a sacred text of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Though Stone and Parker were coy as to details, they did say in a statement that they thought the work "would make a great musical."
"Having a show on Broadway is a dream come true for us and we can't wait to share 'The Book of Mormon' with everyone," Parker and Stone said in the statement.
It wouldn't be the first time they've taken on Mormon history - an episode of "South Park" was called "All About Mormons."
And, as "South Park" fans well know, Parker and Stone love musicals. "South Park" is full of song-and-dance numbers, and "Team America" took frequent breaks from puppet pyrotechnics to break into song. Heck, Parker and Marc Shaiman were nominated for an Oscar for "Bigger, Longer and Uncut's" song "Blame Canada."
Parker and Stone have more to celebrate this week: "South Park" marks its 200th episode Wednesday night.
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