Another ‘Book Of Mormon’ Accolade: Biggest Touring Gross

By | Tuesday February 11, 2014 @ 6:28am PST
Mike Fleming

mormonThe movie version of The Book Of Mormon is inevitable, but it’s no wonder Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone and Scott Rudin are in no hurry. The musical just broke the house record at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre … Read More »

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‘South Park’ Co-Creators Announcing Their Own Studio Monday: NYT

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 12:31am PST

Later today Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going to declare their new Important Studios open for business (press release is below). On Monday, reports the New York Times, the South Park and … Read More »

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Philippe Dauman Doesn’t Rule Out A ‘Book Of Mormon’ Movie, But Discourages Talk Of Studio Consolidation

The Viacom CEO told an investor conference this morning that his company has “a small investment” in the Broadway musical hit from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. And although he didn’t directly address a question about whether Paramount might turn The Book Of Mormon into a film, he seemed to indicate that it’s a possibility: “We love working with the two of them,” he said, adding that “we always look for opportunities to work with them.” He made the comments at the Gabelli Best Ideas Conference where, in reviewing Viacom’s operations, he touted recent changes at Paramount. With a strategy designed to minimize risk, he says, “you’ll never see us with a John Carter” — a reference to Disney’s big-budget disappointment this year. He supported the effort to slash Paramount’s production slate from as many as 30 releases a year to about 15 “concentrating on franchise films and our brands…We have been reducing the overhead at Paramount year after year.” He added that “the film business is one where you have to control the cost.” Read More »

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‘Book Of Mormon’ Co-Creator Robert Lopez Signs Script Deal With ABC Studios

By | Wednesday February 22, 2012 @ 10:13am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Robert Lopez, co-creator of hit Tony-winning musicals The Book Of Mormon and Avenue Q, is looking to add a co-creator of a TV series title to his resume. Lopez and his brother Billy Lopez haves signed a blind script … Read More »

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‘The Book Of Mormon’ Nominated For Grammy For Best Musical Theater Album

By | Wednesday November 30, 2011 @ 9:35pm PST

After getting their show to Broadway, winning nine Tony Awards including Best New Musical, what else is there for Bobby Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, composers/lyricists for The Book of Mormon? Well, just a day after Deadline reportedRead More »

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‘The Book Of Mormon’ Now In The Black

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 11:59am PST
Mike Fleming

While there is suspicion that the year-old Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will have to run for decades to recoup its $75 million budget despite its glowing press, the same cannot be said of the Tony-winning The Book Of Mormon.Read More »

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Broadway To Shutter As Irene Approaches

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 3:38pm PDT

All of Broadway will go dark Saturday and Sunday as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast and New York braces for winds, rain and potential flooding during the weekend. It will be the biggest emergency shutdown of the Great White … Read More »

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VIDEO: Trey Parker, Matt Stone Talk Tonys, Call ‘Spider-Man’ Musical “Train Wreck”

Nellie Andreeva

After winning nine Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, for The Book of Mormon, Trey Parker and Matt Stone went to The Daily Show for a victory lap. They talked breaking into the Broadway community, winning big at the Tonys and took a jab at troubled musical Spider-Man: Turn Read More »

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2011 Tony Awards Winners (Spoiler Alert)

By | Sunday June 12, 2011 @ 7:11pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: The Book Of Mormon, the audacious musical by South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez dominated the 2011 Tony Awards tonight at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater. The musical won nine of … Read More »

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Hollywood & Religion: More Controversy To Come If New Films Anger The Faithful

Mike Fleming

Easter Sunday seems an appropriate time to focus on Hollywood’s treatment of the subject matter of religion. When it comes to making movies from various Biblical interpretations, conventional wisdom says stick close to scripture and the faithful will flock. Mel Read More »

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