Author(s): Trey Parker; Robert Lopez; Matt Stone
"The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. The Book of Mormon achieves something like a miracle."
--Ben Brantley, New York Times
"A crowning achievement. A huge smash success. So good it makes me angry.--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
The biggest Broadway hit in decades--the brilliant brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez--The Book of Mormon is delighting theatergoers nightly with its outrageous irreverent humor and surprising heart. Cleverly designed in the same fun spirit as the show, this official, full-color illustrated coffee table book takes readers behind the scenes with stories from the cast, creators, and crew. Included are the complete book and lyrics to the smash hit Broadway musical, extensively annotated, plus an original introduction by theater critic and author author Steven Suskin about the creation of the show that Rolling Stone declares "is on its march into legend."
"Hilarious, uproarious, and highly entertaining. Parker and Stone may offend thousands if not more, and bless their iconoclastic hearts for it."--David Finkle, Huffington Post
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, Comedy Central's landmark animated series for adult, which began in 1997. Parker and Stone have been working together since 1992, when they met at the University of Colorado. In addition to South Park and The Book of Mormon, their work includes the films South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, Cannibal the Musical, BASEketball, and Team America: World Police. Robert Lopez is the Tony Award-winner co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy Avenue Q. He and his wife co-wrote the musical adaptation of Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo which is performed at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, as well as six songs for Disney's 2011 movie Winnie the Pooh. Lopez has also written for television shows Scrubs, South Park, Phineas and Ferb, and The Simpsons. He attended Yale University, graduating with a degree in English. He was raised in New York's Greenwich Village, and currently lives in Brooklyn. Steven Suskin has written thirteen books on the musical theatre, including Show Tunes, Second Act Trouble, The Sound of Broadway Music, A Must See, Opening Night on Broadway and More Opening Nights on Broadway. He is presently a theater critic covering Broadway for Variety and a weekly columnist for Playbill. He spent twenty-five years as a theatrical manager and producer, beginning as a teenager at the David Merrick office. He lives in New York City.