South Park creators will open Book of Mormon musical in 2011

"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone demonstrated a flair for musical theater, lovingly sending up its conventions and traditions while knocking out a batch of witty, catchy tunes that echo the beloved scores of the Golden Age of Broadway.

It was inevitable that these guys would write a stage musical one day.

And, in fact, there have been sketchy reports about a project they're working on with Robert Lopez, one of the creators of "Avenue Q."

Here's the skinny: The show is called "The Book of Mormon," and it will open on Broadway next March.

Parker is co-directing with Jason Moore ("Q," "Shrek"), and the producers are Scott Rudin ("God of Carnage," "Fences") and Anne Garefino, the executive producer of Comedy Central's "South Park."

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