The popular musical is in-demand all over the country
The Book of Mormon will be mocking the Mormon missionaries just down the road from their headquarters when it hits Salt Lake City in 2015. From the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the musical will be part of the 2014-2015 Utah Subscription Series at the Capitol Theatre and Kingsbury Hall.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker
“This is one of the most exciting lineups in the 30 years we have been bringing national tours of Broadway musicals to Salt Lake,” said Broadway Across America/Utah president John Ballard in a news release. "The Book of Mormon" follows two missionaries, Elders Price and Cunningham, on their trek to a remote village in Uganda, which is under the control of a brutal warlord.
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With their hectic, one episode per-week schedule, a missed deadline always seemed inevitable, and last night it finally happened
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have developed a weekly routine in which they and their team of writers, animators and the rest of the South Park Studios come up with the idea for an episode and get it on air all in seven days. With such a tight schedule to work from, and the fact that procrastination is much more fun that a serious work ethic, a missed deadline always seemed likely to happen. On Wednesday, 16 October night, this is exactly what happened.
We can't just blame the team behind the episode that should have been aired last night, as the studios where the controversial comedy is made was hit with a power cut right on the last day of production (15 Oct.), rendering the episode in limbo until the problem was fixed. The power didn't come on in time for the episode to be finished before it's slot on Comedy Central though, and the episode 'Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers' will be aired next week instead.
South Park Studios released a statement shortly before the episode was due to air, explaining, "On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power. From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704, ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn Of The Posers' in time for air tonight."
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The Book of Mormon has become the fastest selling West End ticket over a 24 hour period.
The Book of Mormon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's controversial musical comedy, took £2,107,972 in ticket sales between 10am and midnight on Friday (March 22, 2013), breaking the record for the biggest day of West End ticket sales in history. The scurry for tickets came after an additional 150,000 were made available to cope with demand.
The show, which opened at London's Prince of Wales Theatre last Thursday, is now booking in London until January 2014 after an award-winning run on Broadway and a US national tour. The show has been criticized in some quarters for satirizing the Mormon religion - seen as an easy target by some - though it seems London audiences can't get enough of the tale, which follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda.
"After a phenomenal opening night I am delighted to see a phenomenal record-breaking post-opening box office of over £2 million. The Mormons have truly delivered a heavenly hit," said Mark Rubinstein, president of the Society of London Theatre in a statement, "It is fantastic to have such a brilliant show reaching out to new audiences for the West End and ensuring that they have a great night of musical entertainment."
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We like to think them as perennial teenagers that’ll never grow up, but South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone really have been over the past couple of years – and they’re set to establish themselves further by setting up their own production company.
A statement from the pair, reported by Entertainment Weekly, said “Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves. We hope to work with ourselves for a long time and are excited to now work with ourselves in a much greater capacity.” The studios will be named Important Studios, with the pair rumored to be getting going on a film release of their successful TV show Book Of Mormon. That program has surprised many, essentially working as a South Park that’s suitable for everyone – the pair writing it alongside the still ongoing South Park itself, which has become one of the defining animation comedies of the past 20 years.
The studios will bring all of the pair’s projects together, including films Team America and BASEketaball. Formed in partnership with the Raine Group, the company is believed to be worth some $300 million, largely thanks to the assets of their long running foul-mouthed comedy.
The South Park lawsuit isn't likely to lose the show's creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker any sleep, but it's worth looking at. They might find themselves in a bit of bother this time, as the latest case does seem to have legs. We all chuckled at The Lollipop King who appeared in the three episodes of "Imaginationland" in South Park back in 2007. However, one animator wasn't laughing, no sir, he wasn't laughing at all. His name was Exavier Wardlaw and he had apparently created the character long before Stone and Parker nabbed it.
The story goes, according to TMZ, that Wardlaw created the wholesome family show 'The Lollipop Forest' and in it was a character called the Big Bad Lollipop. He doesn't sound like too much of a wholesome fella to us. Anyway, he was made a whole let wholesome by the South Parks creators - allegedly of course- after their own candy-based character found himself choked out by a Storm Trooper, witnessed the carnage of a suicide bomber and saw Kyle perform an oral-based sexual act on Cartman.
Given that Wardlaw is claiming that this is the same character is his, the lawsuit he's sent the South Park team is stating that they have exposed the poor lolly to things he should never have seen. He is suing for copyright infringement and demanding that Parker and Stone remove all traces of the Lollipop King from their shows. Better start licking, guys
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Again… Don’t worry; if those words would normally fill you with dread, then you might want to tune in tonight’s episode of South Park (October 3, 2012). The show’s creator’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone have decided that if seven year-old Alana Thompson is old enough to enter beauty pageants and have her own reality show, then she’s old enough to become the butt of a South Park joke.
Comedy Central have released a statement revealing that “Honey Boo Boo goes to a pig farm to pick out a spunky pig heart that knows how to work it,” in her animated cameo. The network also released an 18 second teaser clip, showing her being held over a pig pen by her father, whilst she says “I want that one… No, wait, that pig over there gave me the evil eye, I want that one, I want that one.” According to New York Daily News, the voice behind the comedy character sounds “suspiciously like Matt Stone’s.”
Of course, anyone wanting the real Honey Boo Boo will be delighted at the news that the TLC network recently commissioned a second season, as well as a series of seasonal specials of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show. Alana and her family will be able to buy all the pigs they please when they get their salary increase from $5-7,000 per episode to a whopping $15-20,000 per episode next season. It’s enough to make you squeal.
"South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" justcan't wait to wiggle out of the restraints put on its television counterpart.In the first 10 minutes of the movie, the cartoon's creators go out oftheir way to assure an R-rating as quickly as possible with a mock-Broadwaymusical number of flatulence and profanity that culminates in a chorusthat goes "Shut your f***ing face, uncle f***er..." to a tuneso peppy you almost can't help but sing along.
(I didn't count, but I'm guessing the F-word is used morethan 400 times in the course of the movie.)
As shamefully funny as "There's Something About Mary" and at least twiceas crude, this latest big screen TV transplant is tasteless, raw and offensiveto be sure. But by the time that opening showtune was over, I was laughingso hard I could hardly breathe. And it only gets funnier.
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