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Plot Details Revealed for BOOK OF MORMON - Dahmer Cameo & More!

In a Vogue profile out today, THE BOOK OF MORMON creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone speak candidly about the show's inspiration, and what audiences can expect from the new musical. which opens on Broadway in March.

On the show's origins, says Parker: "Mormons are so Disney and Rodgers & Hammerstein to begin with that it makes perfect sense for them to break into song...That's why, in many ways, this feels like a traditional musical. You're being cheesy and corny and all-but that's who Mormons naturally are."

They reveal of the show's plot: "The plot focuses on a missionary odd couple-Elder Price (Andrew Rannells), a golden boy with a sense of destiny, and Elder Cunningham (Josh Gad), a tubby loser with a desperate need to be liked-who are sent to Uganda...[The show makes] fun of the conventions of musical theater even as they celebrate them, with echoes of classic shows from The Music Man to Fiddler on the Roof ([and] an elaborate nightmare sequence in hell, complete with Adolf Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, and a Starbucks).

For more dish on the show in Vogue, click here.

THE BOOK OF MORMON, the first Broadway musical from the creators of "South Park" opens on Broadway on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). Previews begin on February 24, 2011. The marquee went up this week and we posted shots throughout their progress! Click Here for Part One! Click Here for Part Two! Click Here for Part Three!

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of Comedy Central's landmark animated series, "South Park". Tony Award-winner Lopez is composer and co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The world premiere musical is choreographed by three-time Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The DrowsyChaperone) and directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON, which follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O'Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbi, with Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Brian Tyree Henry, John Eric Parker, Jason Michael Snow, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb,Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. Additional casting will be announced soon.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman. Music supervision is by Stephen Oremus.

 


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