The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, who co-wrote and co-composed Avenue Q. The show lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theatre, reflecting the creators' lifelong fascination with Mormonism and musicals. The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Nadve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share the Book of Mormon, one of their scriptures_which only one of them has read_but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty, and AIDS than about religion. After nearly seven years of development, the show opened on Broadway in March 2011.
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