Cheyenne Jackson To Star In "Mormon Musical" From The "South Park" Guys

By: Gay.com
11.18.2008

It looks like Mormons may soon turn their attention from banning gay marriage to shutting down Broadway.

Surely, that'll be their next goal after they see Mormon Musical, a Broadway show from the wonderfully twisted minds of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, who co-wrote Avenue Q.

According to the New York Post's Pop Wrap column, Mormon Musical focuses on the lives and loves of Mormons and will star openly gay actor Cheyenne Jackson, fresh off a run in Xanadu where he was nicely packed into a pair of jean shorts. Unfortunately, his wardrobe in Mormon Musical, which casts him as a Mormon missionary, will likely be less revealing. Then again, maybe it won't. This is from the South Park guys, after all.

As for the Mormon Musical script, which is currently being workshopped, "It's hilarious, very acerbic and biting," Cheyenne tells the newspaper. "It offends everybody but does what South Park does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say."

Rehearsals for the show begin next month, and Mormon Musical should debut next year, bringing some much-needed controversy and excitement to the Great White Way, and surely the songs will be great. The South Park guys have a knack for writing catchy ditties, and they've worked with Broadway talent before to do so. In fact, Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman collaborated with Parker on "Blame Canada." The song, which was featured in the film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, was actually nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2000.

Anyway, I can't wait to see Mormon Musical. Will you be in the audience, too?

(Image courtesy of Getty)

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