"South Park" celebrated its 200th episode yesterday, and now the creators of the show have just announced they're headed to Broadway with a new musical "The Book of Mormon."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both from Colorado, wrote the show, the music, and the lyrics, with a little help from Tony award winning "Avenue Q" creator Robert Lopez, according to the Associated Press. It will play on Broadway beginning in March of 2011.
The musical comedy will tell the story of two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda to spread the church's gospel.
The duo said in a recent interview, ""Growing up in Colorado, a lot of our friends were Mormons and we always thought their book would make a great musical."
Parker and Stone are no strangers to offending people for a laugh. "South Park" has taken on Tom Cruise, Scientology, President Obama, and recently Tiger Woods.
In their latest episode, they even joke that every celebrity they've ever made fun of in the past is filling a class action lawsuit against the boys.
Although it's their first time on Broadway, this isn't Parker and Stone's first musical. The duo met while studying film at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Their senior film project in 1993 was the movie "Cannibal! The Musical," a comedy about famed cannibal Alfred Packer.
After "Cannibal! The Musical" was seen by an executive at Fox, Parker and Stone were given an opportunity that eventually led to the creation of "South Park."
They're film "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut" was also a musical. "Blame Canada," a song in the movie, was even nominated for an Academy Award back in 1999.
Parker and Jason Moore of "Avenue Q" will direct "The Book of Mormon."