‘Book Of Mormon’ Tops 2014 Olivier Awards

By | Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 4:40pm PDT

bookofmormonSouth Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone added four Olivier Awards to their belts tonight as their Book of Mormon stage musical won top kudos at the British theater honors. The comedy musical about Mormon missionaries won Best New Musical, Best Actor (Gavin Creel), Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Stephen Ashfield), and Best Theatre Choreographer (Casey Nicholaw). Drama Chimerica, out of the Almeida Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre, won Best New Play and Best Director (Lyndsey Turner), Best Set Design (Es Devlin) and tied for Best Lighting Design (Tim Lutkin & Finn Ross) and Best Sound Design (Carolyn Downing). Lesley Manville won Best Actress honors for Ghosts and Rory Kinnear nabbed top male acting honors for Othello. See full list of winners below: Read More »

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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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Matt And Trey Make History Blowing ‘South Park’ Deadline, Blame Power Outage

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 1:42pm PDT

For the first time in South Park‘s 17-season, 240-ish-episode history, its creators blew deadline. Tonight’s episode did not get finished, Comedy Central said this afternoon. “On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power,” the network said. “From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours, and they were unable to finish episode 1704 Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers in time for air tonight.” Said co-creator Trey Parker in a statement,  “It sucks to miss an airdate, but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen.”

Related: Comedy Central’s ‘South Park’ Returns Strong

The new episode will air October 23. Tonight, Comedy Central will offer a rerun Live-Tweeted (I know, oxymoronic) presentation of Scott Tenorman Must Die at 10 PM ET/PT. The animated comedy series is much-loved by fans for its on-the-fly production schedule, which allows Parker and Matt Stone to weigh in very quickly on hot-button issues of that moment. Except when there’s a power outage that bites them in the backside.

Here’s an action shot of the South Park team dealing with the blackout. Check out a few more after the jump:

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Record Sales For ‘Book Of Mormon’ London Bow

By | Saturday March 23, 2013 @ 9:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The producers of The Book Of Mormon opened the Tony winning hit Thursday night at London’s Prince of Wales Theatre. They’ve announced that the show set a record for the biggest single day of sales … 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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‘Book Of Mormon’ Breaks Another House Record On Broadway, And One In Denver

By | Monday August 20, 2012 @ 12:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The Book Of Mormon on Broadway broke the house record of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre for the 39th time for the week ending August 19, with a gross of $1,651,064.00. While that is a big number for a theater … 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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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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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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