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'The Book of Mormon' Visits 'South Park' in This Animated "Hello!" Video

Here's a fun South Park-style animated video set to the tune of "Hello!" from Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon musical made by a fan of both productions. Note that Wendy is not impressed. (via)

The Book of Mormon Will Convert San Francisco This November

The Book of Mormon will be serenading San Francisco audiences for five weeks this fall, as part of their sinister plot to convert the entire West Coast to Broadwayism. Get your tickets now for the most fun brainwashing you'll ever experience, San Francisco.

Book of Mormon Finally Crushing the Broadway Box Office Like the Champion It Is

It's been 11 months, but The Book of Mormon is finally the top-grossing Broadway show of the week. Eat it, Lion King, Wicked, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark!

The Austin Powers Musical Is Red-Hot in Development, Unbelievably

Tony-winning co-director of The Book of Mormon Casey Nicholaw might sign on to direct the Austin Powers musical currently in development. Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello are doing the music, and Mike Meyers will write the story, which is a prequel to the movies about "how Powers first acquired his mighty mojo." This thing has some serious talent attached to it! Look out, Book of Mormon. You're not the only one who can win Tonys.

Book Of Mormon, Other Musicals Win At The Tonys (But Mostly Book of Mormon)

Because everything Trey Parker and Matt Stone touch turns to filthy, filthy gold, it should come as no surprise that Book Of Mormon cleaned up at last night's Tony awards. "We'd be remiss if we didn't thank our dearly departed co-writer. Joseph Smith, this is for you. You won the Tony!," Parker proclaimed during their acceptance speech for Best Musical. The Book Of Mormon Tony wins included Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book Of A Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (given to Nikki M. James for her role as baptism-happy villager/love interest Nabulungi), Best Direction of a Musical, [...]

Trey Parker and Matt Stone Are Starting Their Own Production Company

South Park and Book of Mormon masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced today that they're forming their own production company, with the power and money to approve movie, TV, and stage projects. The new company is called Important Studios and has $300 million in revenue built from South Park and Mormon. Parker and Stone joked in their company's press release that "Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves." Stone told The NY Times, "Ten years ago, you needed that studio machinery to start cranking its marketing muscle. Now we could market a [...]

Grammys for Betty White, Louis C.K., and The Book of Mormon

Louis C.K. won the Best Comedy Album Grammy for Hilarious, although he was too busy making gluten-free chicken fingers to care. (That's what "gf" stands for, right? That or "God Fuckingdamn, why am I heating up chicken fingers, I just won a Grammy. I should be in a technicolored limo somewhere between Adele and Kanye.") The Book of Mormon won best Musical Theater Album and Betty White's If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) also beat Tina Fey's Bossypants for Best Spoken Word Album. No word on what foods they were cooking when they found out.

People Still Love The Book of Mormon, Especially People in Denver

The Book of Mormon's three-week run in Denver sold out in five hours. Five hours! That's probably less time than it takes to read the actual Book of Mormon.

Jon Stewart Loves Trey Parker and Matt Stone Like a Little Girl Loves Ponies

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are today's GQ Men of the Year, and here's how Jon Stewart describes their Broadway debut The Book of Mormon in his piece about the pair:

A doctoral dissertation in funny-as-shit satire. A hysterical, full-throated defense of faith that somehow also manages to make perfect sense of a lyric involving eye-fucking God. When you witness a work of such quality—and this is coming from someone who traffics in their field—there is only one thing to say, and I cannot say it emphatically enough: Fuck those guys.

Yeah, fuck them! I like this way of complimenting people. Fuck you! All of you! You're great! [...]

Notes From the First Preview Performance of The Book of Mormon

Notes from the first preview of The Book of Mormon give more reasons to be optimistic about the Broadway musical from the South Park boys: "Judging by the roars of laughter and applause throughout the first performance, the audience seemed less offended than delighted. Not even a technical malfunction could dim their enthusiasm: When a sound glitch about ten minutes into the first act forced the show to restart from the beginning, the crowd cheered in support as one audience member shouted, 'Blame Canada!'"

The Book of Mormon's Going International With a London Production in 2013

A London production of The Book of Mormon will begin casting soon, with an eye towards raising the curtain in March 2013. Heads up for those of you who can sing, dance, and deliver comical lines in a convincingly British accent.

Book of Mormon May Spread the Good Word to a Bigger Theater

The Book of Mormon may be moving to a bigger theater, and not just so it can sell more tickets. The move may also be a power play on behalf of producer Scott Rudin to piss off the owner of the theater Mormon's currently in. Broadway: the drama is not just onstage.

Book of Mormon Star Andrew Rannells Joins Glee Creators' Comedy

Andrew Rannells, the scripture-totin' star of The Book of Mormon, is set to star in the surrogacy comedy from Glee's Ryan Murphy and Allison Adler. With those three involved, this pilot is gonna get greenlit faster than you can say "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints."

The Book of Mormon Will Put Down Temporary Roots in Tinseltown Next Fall

The Book of Mormon will play a twelve-week run in LA starting next Sept. 5 as part of its national tour. "LA will finally get to see what real culture feels like," say hordes of pretentious New Yorkers.