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November 20, 2008

‘South Park’ creators developing ‘Mormon Musical’

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“South Park” spares no one in its ridicule, and a few years ago the Mormons got their share. It looks, though, like the show’s creators didn’t get their fill:

The New York Post and playbill.com, among other sources, reported Tuesday that South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are at work on a Broadway-bound show titled “Mormon Musical.”

An openly gay actor, Cheyenne Jackson, is said to be cast as the lead — a Mormon missionary. “It’s hilarious — very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody but does what ‘South Park’ does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say,” Jackson is quoted as saying in the Post’s Pop Wrap blog.

“I play the main missionary, Elder something,” he said.

The announcement comes two weeks after the LDS Church helped lead a successful voter referendum against gay marriage in California. Ever since, gay rights protesters have picketed LDS temples in three states, threatened to boycott Utah businesses and blacklisted donors to the campaign supporting Proposition 8 in California.

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